Jailbreak (1936 film)

Jailbreak is a 1936 American (Precursor) film noir, crime, mystery, drama film directed by Nick Grinde and written by Robert Hardy Andrews and Joseph Hoffman. The film stars Barton MacLane, June Travis, Craig Reynolds, Dick Purcell, Joe King, and George E. Stone. The film was released by Warner Bros. on August 5, 1936.[1][2][3]

Directed byNick Grinde
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byRobert Hardy Andrews
Joseph Hoffman
Story byJonathan Finn
StarringBarton MacLane
June Travis
Craig Reynolds
Dick Purcell
Joe King
George E. Stone
Music byBernhard Kaun
CinematographyArthur L. Todd
Edited byHarold McLernon
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 5, 1936 (1936-08-05)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


A ex-racketeer has a fight with a cop and goes to prison, and things happen when he tries to get paroled, and a newspaper reporter tries to figure it out.



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  2. J.T.M. (1936-08-06). "Movie Review - Jailbreak - At the Strand". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  3. "Jailbreak". Afi.com. 1936-07-20. Retrieved 2015-12-13.

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