The Criminal Code

Rated NR 95 minutes 1931

After young Robert Graham (Phillips Holmes) commits a murder while drunk and defending his girlfriend, he is prosecuted by ambitious Mark Brady (Walter Huston) and sentenced to 10 years. Six years later, Brady becomes the prison warden and offers the beleaguered Robert a job as his chauffeur. Robert cleans up his act, but, on the eve of his pardon, his cellmate drags him back into the world of violence, and he faces a difficult choice that could return him to prison.

Film Credits

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Martin Flavin, Seton I. Miller and Fred Niblo Jr.

Producer: Harry Cohn

Cast: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes and Constance Cummings

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