Up the River (1930)

90 mins | Comedy | 12 October 1930

Director:

John Ford

Cinematographer:

Joseph August

Editor:

Frank E. Hull

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Up the River marked the feature film debuts of noted actors Humphrey Bogart (1988--1957) and Spencer Tracy (1900--1967). ...

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Up the River marked the feature film debuts of noted actors Humphrey Bogart (1988--1957) and Spencer Tracy (1900--1967).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Oct 1930
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New York Times
11 Oct 1930
p. 21
Variety
15 Oct 1930
p. 29
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
From the orig story by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Settings
FILM EDITOR
Frank Hull
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Prison 'College' Song," words by Joseph McCarthy, music by James F. Hanley.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 10 Oct 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
16 September 1930
LP1598
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,280
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Two convicts, St. Louis and Dannemora Dan, break out of prison and split up when the former doublecrosses Dan and makes his getaway. Dan undergoes a brief religious conversion and joins the Brotherhood of Man, but upon seeing St. Louis around town with two pretty girls, he vents his wrath and both are sent back to jail. Judy, convicted on a bogus charge, falls for Steve; when paroled, he promises to wait for her. Meanwhile, Frosby, her former flame, learns of the love match and follows Steve to his New England home, threatening to expose him unless he cooperates in a swindle. Using the annual prison show as an excuse, St. Louis and Dan escape and arrive in New England to appropriate the bonds Steve's mother had turned over to Frosby, and they return in time to win the prison's annual baseball ...

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Two convicts, St. Louis and Dannemora Dan, break out of prison and split up when the former doublecrosses Dan and makes his getaway. Dan undergoes a brief religious conversion and joins the Brotherhood of Man, but upon seeing St. Louis around town with two pretty girls, he vents his wrath and both are sent back to jail. Judy, convicted on a bogus charge, falls for Steve; when paroled, he promises to wait for her. Meanwhile, Frosby, her former flame, learns of the love match and follows Steve to his New England home, threatening to expose him unless he cooperates in a swindle. Using the annual prison show as an excuse, St. Louis and Dan escape and arrive in New England to appropriate the bonds Steve's mother had turned over to Frosby, and they return in time to win the prison's annual baseball game.

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