Escapade (1932)

63 or 67 mins | Drama | 1 April 1932

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HISTORY

Har calls Jameson Thomas' character "Bennie," however, other sources indicate that "Bennie" is played by Thomas Jackson, who provides comedy relief in the ... More Less

Har calls Jameson Thomas' character "Bennie," however, other sources indicate that "Bennie" is played by Thomas Jackson, who provides comedy relief in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 May 32
p. 10.
Harrison's Reports
4 Jun 32
p. 90.
New York Times
28 May 32
p. 18.
Variety
31 May 32
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 April 1932
Production Date:
at Universal Studios
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63 or 67
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Upon release from the penitentiary, Phillip Whitney tells his friend, Bennie, that he is going straight, and visits his lawyer brother John. Phillip looks up to John and while incarcerated maintained contact with him through a continental mailing agency. As John has no idea he was in prison, Phillip tells him that he has just returned from Japan. John is always busy with work, so Phillip strikes up a friendship with his wife Kay, and they soon fall in love. John is unaware of the affair, and Phillip and Kay regret their indiscretion and decide to forget it ever happened. Phillip plans to go away, but decides to stay when he sees a former cellmate, Gympy McLane, lurking around the Whitney home. Phillip recalls that McLane threatened revenge on John when he was released because of some disservice John had done him. Phillip confronts McLane at gunpoint, intending to prevent him from harming his brother. In a gunfight, the men kill each other, and John never learns of his wife's ... +


Upon release from the penitentiary, Phillip Whitney tells his friend, Bennie, that he is going straight, and visits his lawyer brother John. Phillip looks up to John and while incarcerated maintained contact with him through a continental mailing agency. As John has no idea he was in prison, Phillip tells him that he has just returned from Japan. John is always busy with work, so Phillip strikes up a friendship with his wife Kay, and they soon fall in love. John is unaware of the affair, and Phillip and Kay regret their indiscretion and decide to forget it ever happened. Phillip plans to go away, but decides to stay when he sees a former cellmate, Gympy McLane, lurking around the Whitney home. Phillip recalls that McLane threatened revenge on John when he was released because of some disservice John had done him. Phillip confronts McLane at gunpoint, intending to prevent him from harming his brother. In a gunfight, the men kill each other, and John never learns of his wife's infidelity. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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