Sunday, April 25, 2010

Convict's Code (1939), Lambert Hillyer.

Classic disheveled, droopy-boobed Poverty Row landlady.

These Monogram prison pics!  So tantalizing!  There's always a tiny grain of a good story buried deep within a dull, dull casing.  Dave Tyler is released on parole after having served time for a crime he swears he was innocent of - the robbery of a bank.  He finds employment with an investment firm; turns out the company's owners were the men that framed Tyler in the first place, and they've charitably offered to hire an ex-con just to keep tabs on him.  Two leads (Robert Kent as Tyler and Anne Nagel as his lady friend Julie Warren) are pleasant enough, but the overall effect is pancake flat.

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