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Convicted (1950)

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

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Henry Levin

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Martin Flavin (play), William Bowers (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Joe Hufford
Broderick Crawford ... George Knowland
Millard Mitchell ... Malloby
Dorothy Malone ... Kay Knowland
Carl Benton Reid ... Captain Douglas
Frank Faylen ... Convict Ponti
Will Geer ... Convict Mapes
Martha Stewart ... Bertie Williams
Henry O'Neill ... Detective Dorn
Douglas Kennedy ... Det. Bailey
Roland Winters ... Vernon Bradley - Attorney
Ed Begley ... Mackay - Head of Parole Board
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Agar (scenes deleted)
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Joe Hufford gets involved in a nightclub brawl, kills a man in self defense, and is sent to prison for manslaughter, to the dismay of district attorney George Knowland who realizes Joe had an incompetent lawyer who should have gotten him off by proving self-defense. Later, Knowland becomes warden of the prison Joe is in, and makes him a Trusty and his chauffeur. Joe and the warden's daughter, Kay, fall in love but Joe gets involved in a prison escape. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two powerful stars in a drama of a convict's love for a warden's daughter! See more »


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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John Ireland was suspended by Columbia for refusing to work on " Convicted ". He subsequently went to court and won his case, which resulted in his being allowed to buy himself out of his Columbia contract. See more »

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George Knowland: A first year law clerk could win this case with an IQ of 50.
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Convicted (1950)
3 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

The trials and tribulations of a man sentenced to five years for an accidental murder from a mild fist fight. Very middle-of-the-road, routine prison drama, watchable but brings nothing new or exciting to the table. Despite having Burnett Guffey behind the camera, the photography is nothing special at all. However, it does feature an array of good performances. Glenn Ford is sort of dull (as usual) and once again Dorothy Malone is underutilized. But Broderick Crawford is almost always a blast to watch, even when playing an absurdly liberal warden (I know prisons sometimes have trustees, but allowing one to freely drive your daughter around the city, completely unsupervised?). And a lot of the great character actors show up, many of them classic noir faces: Whit Bissell, Ed Begley, Frank Faylen and especially Millard Mitchell.


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