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1940s Prison Movies

Public list by WPS with 7 movies or TV shows/series

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Brute Force(1947)

1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 55 votes)

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?

Kiss of Death(1947)

NR
| 1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

You Can't Beat the Law(1943)

1h 1min | Crime, Drama
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A wild playboy is framed by crooks for a robbery he didn't commit and eventually lands in prison. There he becomes pals with the prison's most hardened criminal, who plans a daring escape.

Directed by Phil Rosen

Canon City(1948)

1h 22min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Prisoners battle each other -- and the police -- when they escape the Colorado State Penitentiary.

City Without Men(1943)

1h 15min | Crime, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

Gallant Lady(1942)

1h 7min | Drama

A female doctor is sent to prison for a mercy killing. She manages to escape, get married and lead a model life, but one day her secret is exposed.

Directed by William Beaudine

Within These Walls(1945)

1h 11min | Drama

Michael Howland, a stern hanging judge, is assigned to take over a chaotic prison. There Michael imposes a strict regime of discipline on the inmates. He is similarly rigid and harsh with his own two children Tommie and Anne. However, his son Tommie Howland eventually ends up incarcerated in his father's prison.

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