State Penitentiary

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Prison

A cliche melodrama actually photographed in the Nevada State Penitentiary has Baxter serving time for an embezzlement scheme of which he is innocent. He escapes with the intention of capturing the real culprit, Shayne, the subject of investigation Baxter's wife (Booth). The police, in pursuit of the fugitive, are led to Shayne, bringing him back to prison...read more

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A cliche melodrama actually photographed in the Nevada State Penitentiary has Baxter serving time for an embezzlement scheme of which he is innocent. He escapes with the intention of capturing the real culprit, Shayne, the subject of investigation Baxter's wife (Booth). The police, in

pursuit of the fugitive, are led to Shayne, bringing him back to prison in place of Baxter. This was Warner Baxter's last film. He died the next year from medical complications following a voluntary prefrontal lobotomy (at the time, the operation was widely regarded as a panacea for all sorts of

problems, including the arthritis that plagued Baxter; for a realistic view of this medical malpractice situation, see SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, released in 1959).

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