San Quentin (1946 film)

San Quentin is a 1946 American romantic drama film directed by Gordon Douglas.

San Quentin
Directed byGordon Douglas
Written byArthur A. Ross
StarringLawrence Tierney
Barton MacLane
CinematographyFrank Redman
Edited byMarvin Coil
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 8, 1946 (1946-12-08) ( Premiere-Boston)[1]
  • December 17, 1946 (1946-12-17) (U.S. )[1]
Running time
66 min.
CountryUnited States

The warden of San Quentin State Prison takes three of his best-behaved model prisoners to a press event in San Francisco, but Nick Taylor (Barton MacLane) escapes en route. The warden enlists an old enemy of Taylor's, Jim Roland (Lawrence Tierney), to bring him back to justice. The film comes with a prologue with former Sing Sing warden Lewis E. Lawes advocating the inmates' Mutual Welfare League.



  1. "San Quentin: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
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