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Good prison flick with some nice performances from the supporting cast.
on April 13, 2017
A nice prison flick. Probably a must for collectors of that genre, but if you see it listed as a film noir (as I did) not so much. Hugh Cronyn puts in an excellent performance as a sadistic, spooky chief guard/warden, and Charles Bickford puts in another good performance. As does pretty much the rest of the supporting cast. I've never been much of a fan of Burt Lancaster and while this may be one of his better outings, it didn't convert me.