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Castle on the Hudson (1940)

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In this remake of the classic prison story 20,000 Years in Sing-Sing, John Garfield plays Tommy Gordon, a jewel thief who has been sent up the river for a minimum of 25 years. Tommy isn't especially worried about prison, as he's convinced his well-connected friends will help him get out before long. But Tommy learns the hard way his friends aren't as helpful as he imagined, and he regrets causing so much trouble for reform-minded warden Walter Long (Pat O'Brien), who he comes to regard as a friend and ally. Tommy's girlfriend, Kay Manners (Ann Sheridan), is desperate to get him out of prison and enlists the help of shifty lawyer Ed Crowley (Jerome Cowan); however, when Crowley tries to extract a payment from Kay that has nothing to do with money, she puts up a fight and ends up seriously hurt. Long shows his sympathetic side by granting Tommy a pass to visit Kay, but when he arrives at her home, he discovers Crowley has also arrived to see her. A scuffle ensues, and Kay shoots Crowley. Rather than see her go to jail, Tommy takes the blame, but soon goes on the lam, betraying Long's trust. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

John Garfield
as Tommy Gordon
Ann Sheridan
as Kay Manners
Pat O'Brien
as Warden Walter Long
Jerome Cowan
as Ed Crowley
Burgess Meredith
as Steven Rockford
Henry O'Neill
as District Attorney
John Litel
as Prison chaplain
Margot Stevenson
as Ann Rockford
Willard Robertson
as Detective Ragan
Edward Pawley
as Black Jack
Billy Wayne
as Pete, Gangster Arranging Passage
Nedda Harrigan
as Mrs. Long
Wade Boteler
as Principal Keeper
Robert Strange
as Joe Morris
Robert E. Homans
as Clyde Burton
Pat Flaherty
as Stretcher Attendent
Eddie Kane
as Club manager
Emmett Vogan
as Detective
Frank Faylen
as Guard who is slugged
Eddie Acuff
as Bill the Clerk
Nat Carr
as Reporter
Bill Telaak
as Reporter
Lee Phelps
as Guard in visitor's room
James Flavin
as Guard on Death Row
Adrian Morris
as Prisoner
Joe Downing
as Gangster
Philip Morris
as Joe, Detective in New York
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Efficiently directed but the story is nothing that hasn't been done many times before. Garfield makes it worth seeing.

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