The Hide-Out (1930)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, a convict breaks out of jail and winds up going to college. There he joins the rowing team and helps them to win. Unfortunately, just as he is preparing to row the big race, a pursuing detective appears to arrest him. The detective makes him an interesting deal: if he deliberately loses the race, he will be freed; if he wins, he must return to prison. The convict cannot bear to deliberately lose the race and so wins it anyway. The detective then tells him that he only did that to see if the young man had really gone straight. He passed the test in flying colors and is freed. Songs include: "Just You and I" (Sam Perry,Clarence J. Marks), and "Wandering Onward."

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campus, college, crew, deal [agreement], detective, escape, freedom, going-straight, help, hidden, hideout, honesty, locked-up, one-against-odds, racer, redemption, rowing, team, victory