King of Alcatraz

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A terrific B movie from Paramount's resident backlot maestro, Robert Florey. Naish makes an unclean break from the prison island, landing up (initially in drag, accompanied by hijacking henchmen) on a tramp steamer whose wireless is manned by operators Nolan and Preston, buddies currently under disciplinary downgrading because of their perpetual brawling rivalry. They get to show their mettle to pretty Gail Patrick. The script has no time for subtleties, but the movie is extremely well put together, and it moves at a tremendous lick.

By: TCh


Release details

56 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Florey
Irving Reis
Lloyd Nolan
Robert Preston
Gail Patrick
J Carrol Naish
Harry Carey
Anthony Quinn
Dennis Morgan
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