Riot in Cell Block 11

Film, Thrillers
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A classic of the genre, almost documentary in approach - low budget, no stars, Folsom Prison locations, inmates as extras - and boiling up an explosive violence kept under perfect control. Not looking for cosy answers (in fact, final victory shades ironically into defeat), the script's prime concern is less to establish the need for reform than to demonstrate the fallibilities that militate against its accomplishment: Brand's riot leader and Meyer's warden are men of integrity in essential agreement as to what needs to be done, but each is attended by an evil genius - one psychopathic, the other corrupt - so that simple issues mutate into an entirely different ball game. A riveting movie.

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Release details

Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Don Siegel
Screenwriter: Richard Collins
Cast: Neville Brand
Emile Meyer
Frank Faylen
Leo Gordon
Robert Osterloh
Paul Frees
Don Keefer
Dabbs Greer
Whit Bissell

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Dave Leggett

I saw this movie as a 11 or 12 yr. old. Darn good!Brand and Gordan!Can't think of two other actors that could do it better.