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98 Ratings

Riot in Cell Block 11

Directed by Don Siegel
United States, 1954
Drama, Film noir


Neville Brand plays a “lifer” who leads his fellow prisoners in revolt. Surprisingly, they don’t want to escape — they just want better living conditions. The parallels between this fictional story and the much-later convict uprising at Attica is underlined when Brand begins manipulating the media.

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Riot in Cell Block 11 Directed by Don Siegel

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1955 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1955 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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