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Prison Break

Directed by Arthur Lubin
United States, 1938
Drama, Crime


Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon’s sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the unconscious body of a man that he, Shannon, had been fighting with previously.

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Prison Break Directed by Arthur Lubin

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  • flip trotsky's rating of the film Prison Break

    Interesting film, despite its flaws - the social commentary is unoriginal, the dialogue uses far too many maritime clichés, and the tone of the film swings jarringly between spritely romantic comedy and gloomy proto-noir. But the visuals alone tell so much of the story it almost feels like a silent era pic, and there's some impressively poetic imagery. Lubin never impressed me as a director before, but he did here.

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