The Penal Code

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

This second-rate B picture opens with a commentary from New York Police Commissioner Mulrooney on the necessity of keeping one's kids off the streets and out of gangs. A lousy youngster takes the wrong road and finds himself writing letters to mom from behind bars. He eventually gets out, but has a tough time shaking his delinquent image. This one's claim...read more

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This second-rate B picture opens with a commentary from New York Police Commissioner Mulrooney on the necessity of keeping one's kids off the streets and out of gangs. A lousy youngster takes the wrong road and finds himself writing letters to mom from behind bars. He eventually gets out,

but has a tough time shaking his delinquent image. This one's claim to fame is the casting of George M. Cohan's daughter Helen. She had an appealing screen presence, but only made a few film appearances before retiring due to poor health.

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  • Review: This second-rate B picture opens with a commentary from New York Police Commissioner Mulrooney on the necessity of keeping one's kids off the streets and out of gangs. A lousy youngster takes the wrong road and finds himself writing letters to mom from beh… (more)

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