Hell's House

  • 1932
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Pat O'Brien is a small-time racketeer who gives teenager Junior Durkin a job answering the phone at a bootlegging hideout as a means of getting to Durkins' girl friend, Bette Davis. When the police raid the hideout, Durkin is the only one in the place and he won't talk. He's sent to a reform school where the kids are brutalized by the guards. A crusading...read more

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Pat O'Brien is a small-time racketeer who gives teenager Junior Durkin a job answering the phone at a bootlegging hideout as a means of getting to Durkins' girl friend, Bette Davis. When the police raid the hideout, Durkin is the only one in the place and he won't talk. He's sent to a

reform school where the kids are brutalized by the guards. A crusading newspaper publisher, Morgan Wallace, tries to expose the conditions at the school, but the staff learn about the coming inspection and fake a good impression. When Durkin finds out that O'Brien is seeing his girl friend, he

escapes. Davis says she was seeing the racketeer only to convince him to help get Durkin out of the reform school. The police track down Durkin, but O'Brien confesses to the crime and Durkin goes free.

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