Escape (1930)





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In this early talkie, Capt. Matt Denant (Gerald du Maurier) is a former war hero who intervenes when he sees a crooked detective threatening a woman on the street. Denant and the detective soon fall into a brawl, and the detective is accidentally killed. Sentenced to five years in prison at hard labor, Denant finds that he cannot stand the indignities of life behind bars and escapes. A number of friends and compassionate strangers help him hide from the law, but when Denant goes into hiding in a church, he puts the pastor in the difficult position of having to lie about him in order to protect his safety. Escape was the first production for RKO Radio Pictures' British branch; leading man Gerald du Maurier is the father of famed novelist Daphne du Maurier. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Associated Talking Pictures


Gerald du Maurier
as Capt. Matt Denant
Edna Best
as Shingled Lady
Mabel Poulton
as Girl of the Town
Gordon Harker
as Convict
Austin Trevor
as Parson
Lewis Casson
as Farmer
Ian Hunter
as Detective
Felix Aylmer
as Governor
Nigel Bruce
as Constable
Ann Casson
as Girl
George Curzon
as Constable
Ben Field
as Captain
Fred Groves
as Shopkeeper
Horace Hodges
as Gentleman
Marie Ney
as Grace
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