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).
by Hal Erickson synopsis