Escape from San Quentin

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1957
  • Running time: 81 min
Singing star Johnny Desmond (Calypso Heat Wave, China Doll) goes dramatic in this Sam Katzman production. Desmond plays convict Mike Gilbert, who goes on the lam with fellow prisoners Gruber (Richard Devon, The Undead) and Graham (Roy Engel, Rogue... read more

Singing star Johnny Desmond (Calypso Heat Wave, China Doll) goes dramatic in this Sam Katzman production. Desmond plays convict Mike Gilbert, who goes on the lam with fellow prisoners Gruber (Richard Devon, The Undead) and Graham (Roy Engel, Rogue River) when he finds out his wife is divorcing him and feels he has nothing to lose. While hiding from the law, Gilbert falls in love with Robbie (Merry Anders, Tickle Me, The Quick Gun), his ex-wife's sister. Through Robbie's influence, Gilbert decides to go straight, but his cohorts aren't quite so willing to reform. Like most Sam Katzman productions of the era, this was loosely based on a true story. Directed by Fred F. Sears and featuring an original score by Laurindo Almeida. Newly remastered.

Original Release

09/01/1957

US Release

09/01/1957

Cast

Directors

Fred F. Sears

Writers

Bernard Gordon

Cast

Johnny Desmond Mike Gilbert
Merry Anders Robbie
Richard Devon Roy Gruber
Roy Engel Hap Graham
William Bryant Richie
Ken Christy Curly Gruber
Larry J. Blake Mack
Barry Brooks Georgie
Tristram Coffin Police Lieutenant
Don Devlin Piggy
John Frederick Sampson
Dean Fredericks Jerry
Terry Frost Police Officer
Paul McGuire Detective
Victor Millan Mendez
Dennis Moore Police Officer
Jack Perry Racetrack Patron
Lennie Smith Bud
Dan White Border Guard
Peggy Maley Georgie Gilbert

Producers

Editors

Saul A. Goodkind

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