Numbered Men (1930)

65 mins | Melodrama | 3 August 1930

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Jun 1930.
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New York Times
9 Jun 1930
p. 23.
Variety
11 Jun 1930
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Scr
Dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the unproduced play Jailbreak by Dwight Taylor (c. 1929).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 August 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 7 June 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1464
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,480
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Bud Leonard, serving a 10-year prison term for counterfeiting, tells Bertie Gray, a fellow prisoner, that his sweetheart, Mary Dane, has promised to wait for him; meanwhile, Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud, makes a play for Mary. According to the prison honor system, some men are permitted to work on the road gang; and Mary gets work at a farmhouse where convicts often eat, hoping thus to see Bud. Rinaldo traces her there and plans to have Bud and Callahan, another prisoner framed by Rinaldo, caught while attempting to escape. Mary thwarts Bud's escape, and Callahan shoots Rinaldo and is himself killed. Though it means an extra prison sentence for him, Bertie informs on Rinaldo to save Bud, happy in the knowledge that Mary will soon have her young ... +


Bud Leonard, serving a 10-year prison term for counterfeiting, tells Bertie Gray, a fellow prisoner, that his sweetheart, Mary Dane, has promised to wait for him; meanwhile, Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud, makes a play for Mary. According to the prison honor system, some men are permitted to work on the road gang; and Mary gets work at a farmhouse where convicts often eat, hoping thus to see Bud. Rinaldo traces her there and plans to have Bud and Callahan, another prisoner framed by Rinaldo, caught while attempting to escape. Mary thwarts Bud's escape, and Callahan shoots Rinaldo and is himself killed. Though it means an extra prison sentence for him, Bertie informs on Rinaldo to save Bud, happy in the knowledge that Mary will soon have her young lover. +

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