Outside the Wall (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Basehart stars as an ex-convict who has problems finding employment on the outside. He takes a job as a lab assistant in a seedy sanitarium, bringing him in contact with a number of disreputable characters. Basehart learns that the sanitarium is a front for a robbery syndicate; will he resume a life of crime, or will he turn the tables on the crooks? Though an inexpensive production, Outside the Wall benefits from a handpicked, powerhouse supporting cast. The director was Crane Wilbur, an expert at moody melodrama whose career stretched way back to The Perils of Pauline (1914).

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ex-convict, employment, job, robbery, sanitarium, going-straight, syndicate