The Convict's Code (1930)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime drama a convicted killer faces the chair for killing a woman. His lover goes to the governor to beg a stay of execution. She tells him the convicts story, which is told in flashback. The trouble begins when the hussy he purportedly killed invited him up to her apartment. There she throws herself at him, but the loyal man denies her. She is then killed when two other men come into the apartment. The hapless man gets blamed for her death. Unfortunately, the story doesn't convince the governor. The convict is sent to the chair. At the very moment the executioners are to throw the switch a prison break begins. One of the real killers, who was also convicted, escapes but is seriously wounded. Just before he dies, he confesses to murdering the hussy. The condemned convict is finally freed and returns to his loyal lover.

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frame-up, accusation, confession [criminal], escape, execution, false-accusation, killing, love, murder, prison, prison-riot