Numbered Men


1h 10m 1930
Numbered Men

Brief Synopsis

A convict learns that a fellow prisoner has been messing with his woman.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Prison
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 3, 1930
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jun 1930
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Jailbreak" by Dwight Taylor (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,480ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Bud Leonard, serving a 10-year prison term for counterfeiting, tells Bertie Gray, a fellow prisoner, that his sweetheart, Mary Dane, has promised to wait for him; meanwhile, Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud, makes a play for Mary. According to the prison honor system, some men are permitted to work on the road gang; and Mary gets work at a farmhouse where convicts often eat, hoping thus to see Bud. Rinaldo traces her there and plans to have Bud and Callahan, another prisoner framed by Rinaldo, caught while attempting to escape. Mary thwarts Bud's escape, and Callahan shoots Rinaldo and is himself killed. Though it means an extra prison sentence for him, Bertie informs on Rinaldo to save Bud, happy in the knowledge that Mary will soon have her young lover.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Prison
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 3, 1930
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jun 1930
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Jailbreak" by Dwight Taylor (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,480ft (8 reels)

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