Under the Gun (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Conte plays a big-city racketeer whose luck runs out on him. He is sent to a Southern prison, but vows to be out and about before long. Applying a little psychology and a lot of cynicism, Conte manages to pull off his escape by firing only one shot. He wheedles his way into becoming a prison trustee, then earns a parole by shooting down an "escaping" convict. Under the Gun is a lively second-feature meller, with Richard Conte exuding his patented cold-blooded charm.



rackets [corruption], prison, inmate, prison-escape, deception, trustee, killing, partner, chase