This film received its television premiere in Los Angeles Monday 14 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Philadelphia 5 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 11 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 21 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 5 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 16 August 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in Miami 20 August 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7); it was first shown in San Francisco 28 December 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7), but there is no record of its having been telecast in New York City until 22 February 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
"A frame-up -- the construction of an entire case on perjured testimony -- impossible! It just couldn't happen!"
Relentless prosecutor (Walter Pidgeon) is framed for bribery and sent to prison. Once there, he is faced with thousands (!) of criminals he put away. He finds unlikely help from a woman (Rita Johnson) he prosecuted. Pidgeon discovers she, too, was framed and has to face that the justice system is more flawed than he originally believed.
Excellent 'B' movie from MGM. A fast-paced, tough crime drama with a colorful cast backing up Pidgeon that includes Grant Mitchell, Nat Pendleton, Harold Huber, Guinn Williams, and Paul Kelly (no stranger to prison). Arthur Aylesworth is fun as a creepy old lunatic Pidegon is forced to sleep next to. It's one of those movies where convicts are mostly an alright bunch of guys and, even if they hate your guts, they will learn to respect you if you show how tough you are. Yeah, it's far-fetched but still entertaining. It's barely over an hour so there's no excuse not to check it out.
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