1950s Prison Movies

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We're No Angels(1955)

1h 46min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

Three convicts escape from prison on Devil's Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to the store of the Ducotels, the only store that gives supplies on credit. They initially intend to take advantage of them but have a change of heart after they find the family is in financial troubles.

Escape from Fort Bravo(1953)

1h 39min | Western
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

A Southern belle (Eleanor Parker) frees a Rebel officer (John Forsythe) and his men from a Union captain's (William Holden) Arizona fort.


1h 31min | Action, Crime
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.

I Want to Live!(1958)

| 2h | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

House of Numbers(1957)

1h 30min | Crime
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Palance plays twin brothers - one trying to help another escape from prison.


1h 36min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 17 votes)

Caged tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict.

Women's Prison(1955)

1h 19min | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.

My Six Convicts(1952)

| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A psychologist takes on the daunting task of getting into the mind of prisoners. He must gain the trust and cooperation from a group of men who have no reason to help him and who might enjoy killing him.

Reform School Girl(1957)

1h 11min | Crime, Drama

For refusing to squeal on her delinquent boyfriend, a teen girl is thrown into reform school where she ends up meeting his ex-girlfriend and the jealous tempers fly.

Directed by Edward Bernds - With Gloria Castillo

Untamed Youth(1957)

| 1h 20min | Crime, Drama, Music
1.8/5 (with 6 votes)

Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a local prison work program and the women get put in the fields to work off their sentence. Tropp is dating the widowed judge in order to ensure a stable supply of cheap labor in order to undercut his competition. The prisoners suffer ill treatment, but the judge's son has signed on as a hired hand and begins to figure out the scam as he begins falling in love with Jane, and Penny dreams of making it big in showbiz.

Cárcel de Mujeres(1951)

1h 23min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

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1h 15min | Crime, Drama

This fact-based prison drama tells the tale of a band of prisoners living in the innovative 2,600-acre prison at Chino, California. The place takes a humanistic approach to reform and there are no armed guards, no lockups and no uniforms. The underlying philosophy is that if these things are not there, the prisoners will not want to escape, and will instead accept their punishment. A new inmate arrives and soon accustoms himself to the new idea. The story includes the Oscar nominated song Unchained Melody.

Directed by Hall Bartlett - With Elroy Hirsch, Barbara Hale, Chester Morris, Todd Duncan, Johnnie Johnston, Peggy Knudsen, ...
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Women Without Men(1956)

1h 11min | Romance / Love, Drama

In love with a man who wants to marry her after he returns from a trip to sea, chorus girl Angela Booth tries to quit her seamy job and become a model citizen. When her employer refuses to dissolve her contract, though, they quarrel and she accidentally hits him. He presses charges, claiming she hit him deliberately, and she is convicted and sent to prison. As her fiance is at sea and out of contact, she is terrified he will think she has jilted him when she does not keep a New Year's date. A kindly old convict, Gran', notorious as a prison-breaker, agrees to engineer an escape for Angela...

Directed by Elmo Williams - With Beverly Michaels

Procesado 1040(1958)

1h 23min | Drama, Thriller

Elderly suburban man is imprisoned over a misunderstanding about some garden utensils.

Directed by Rubén W. Cavallotti - With Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Walter Vidarte, Carlos Estrada, Juan Carlos Lamas, Tito Alonso, Pedro Buchardo, ...
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