The Criminal Code

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime, Drama, Prison

Howard Hawks's THE CRIMINAL CODE is an archetypal early-talkie prison movie with a classic performance by Walter Huston as a tough warden whose favorite word--and seemingly that of every other character in the film--is "Yeah." After accidentally killing the son of a politician during a drunken barroom brawl, Robert Graham (Phillips Holmes) is railroaded...read more