Canon City (1948)





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This suspenseful crime drama reenacts the famed 1947 prison break out of the Canon City, Colorado corrections facility and features the actual warden, Roy Best playing himself. The trouble begins when one prisoner manages to fashion a crude pistol. Enlisting the aid of eleven others, they successfully escape and terrorize the town until the warden and his men manage to round up the survivors and bring them back.
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Jeff Corey
as Schwaertmiller
Scott Brady
as Sherbondy
Whit Bissell
as Heilman
Ralph Byrd
as Officer Gray
Mabel Paige
as Mrs. Oliver
Alfred Linder
as La Vergne
Richard Irving
as Trujillo
Robert Bice
as Turley
Henry Brandon
as Freeman
James Magill
as Hathaway
Ray Bennett
as Klinger
Robert Kellard
as W.R. Williams
Raymond Bond
as Mr. Oliver
Bud Wolfe
as Officer Clark
Reed Hadley
as Narrator
Bob Reeves
as Guard
Donald Kerr
as Convict Waiter
Victor Cutler
as Convict Photographer
Jimmy Ames
as Convict Mug
Ruth Warren
as Mug's Wife
Henry Hall
as Guard Captain
Cay Forester
as Sherbondy's Sister
Bill Walker
as Prisoner
Officer McLean
as Himself
Huntz Hall
as Guard Captain
Paul Scardon
as Joe Bondy
Ralph Dunn
as Convict Blacksmith
Alvin Hammer
as Convict Tailor
Captain Kenny
as Himself
John Shay
as Officer
Paul Kruger
as Officer
Esther Summers
as Mrs. Higgins
Mack Williams
as Mr. Higgins
Captain Gentry
as Himself
Howard Negley
as Richard Smith
Virginia Mullen
as Mrs. Smith
John Ellis
as Man at Roadblock
Eve March
as Mrs. Bauer
John Doucette
as Mr. Bauer
Jack Ellis
as Man at Roadblock
John Wald
as Radio Commentator
Cay Forrester
as Sherbondy's Sister
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
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An unspectacular true story.

Full Review… | September 10, 2003
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