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Prison Train(1938)

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Brief Synopsis

Frankie Terris (Fred Keating) and Mannie Robbins (Alexander Leftwich) are the two most powerful gangsters in their city. Frankie has a young sister, Louise (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters), whom he has kept at a boarding school away from the stench of his racketeering. Mannie's young son, Joe (James Blakely), is also ignorant of his father's profession. Louise and Joe meet, and Joe tries to make love to her. Frankie interrupts and, in a fight that follows, kills Joe. Mannie vows to get Frankie. The latter, sentenced to Alcatraz, fears for Louise's safety and makes her promise to take a trip abroad. Louise learns that Mannie plans to shoot Frankie on the train taking him to prison, and she stows away in hopes of warning her brother. On the train, she falls into the protective arms of Federal Agent Bill Adams (Peter Potter as William Moore.) Before she has a chance to warn Frankie, Mannie's henchmen go to work and a gangland shootout ensues.

Cast & Crew

Gordon Wiles Director
Fred Keating Frankie Terris
Linda Winters Louise Terris
Faith Bacon Maxine
Alexander Leftwich Manny Robbins
James Blakely Joe Robbins
Val Stanton Morose
Peter Potter Bill Adams
Kit Guard Guard
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York preview: 17 Oct 1938
Release Date:  1938 Production Date:  B. F. Zeidman in charge of production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Equity Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Malcolm-Browne Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  64-66 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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