The Escape

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Reporter Carson covers the funeral of a gangster Norris and learns the redeeming story of the hood's life. Doctor Reicher tells the tale, beginning with Norris' release from prison. Norris' father (Armetta) begs him to go straight, but the son pulls off a warehouse heist instead. Armetta turns him in and Norris' pals kidnap the district attorney's daughter...read more

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Reporter Carson covers the funeral of a gangster Norris and learns the redeeming story of the hood's life. Doctor Reicher tells the tale, beginning with Norris' release from prison. Norris' father (Armetta) begs him to go straight, but the son pulls off a warehouse heist instead. Armetta

turns him in and Norris' pals kidnap the district attorney's daughter to spring him. It turns out that the girl is actually the daughter of Norris and Gale, put up for adoption years before. With the help of Richmond, a childhood friend and cop, Norris escapes and frees his daughter, though at the

cost of his own life. Superior direction by Cortez lifts an ordinary tale through its hackneyed paces to a swift and action-filled finale.

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  • Review: Reporter Carson covers the funeral of a gangster Norris and learns the redeeming story of the hood's life. Doctor Reicher tells the tale, beginning with Norris' release from prison. Norris' father (Armetta) begs him to go straight, but the son pulls off a… (more)

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