***1/2. Rooseveltian prison movie aimed at demonstrating that Man can change and is not rotten from birth to death. The idealist prison director is the grandfather of Robert Redford's 'Brubaker'. I love the graphic count of the years prisoners are doomed to stay in Sing-Sing. Strongly recommended.
3 1/2. Solid film with great camera work by Barney McGill and clever editing by George Amy. Arthur Byron is very good in it as the warden. Tracy and Davis keep the movie from being dull. Good direction by Michael Curtiz, marred only by its desire to keep going when it should have ended 10 minutes earlier. Still, only 81 minutes long and worth checking out though.