Jacktown

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Meade is a young hood caught in the back seat of his car with a 15-year-old girl. He's arrested for statutory rape and sent to Southern Michigan Prison. There Meade is taken under warden Rutherford's care and allowed to tend the compassionate man's garden. The situation between the two takes a sour twist when Rutherford's daughter, McCormack, falls in love...read more

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Meade is a young hood caught in the back seat of his car with a 15-year-old girl. He's arrested for statutory rape and sent to Southern Michigan Prison. There Meade is taken under warden Rutherford's care and allowed to tend the compassionate man's garden. The situation between the two

takes a sour twist when Rutherford's daughter, McCormack, falls in love with Meade. Meade manages to escape during a prison riot and takes refuge with his love. Eventually the escapee returns on his own volition, with McCormack's promise to wait for Meade's release date. Filmed on location,

JACKTOWN also incorporates newsreel footage of the institution's 1952 riots for some added realism. Editor Rosenblum went on to such films as A THOUSAND CLOWNS, THE PAWNBROKER, and some of Woody Allen's early pictures.

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