Millionaires in Prison (1940)

64 mins | Drama | 12 July 1940

Director:

Ray McCarey

Producer:

Howard Benedict

Cinematographer:

Harry Wild

Editor:

Theron Warth

Production Designer:

Van Nest Polglase

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
20 Jun 40
p. 3.
Film Daily
27 Jun 40
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Apr 40
pp. 6-7.
Hollywood Reporter
21 Jun 40
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
25 Jun 40
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
25 May 40
p. 40.
Motion Picture Herald
29 Jun 40
p. 30.
New York Times
16 Jul 40
p. 21.
Variety
17 Jul 40
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
Scr
Contr to scr const
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 July 1940
Production Date:
began mid April 1940
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 July 1940
Copyright Number:
LP9816
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Recording System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Country:
United States
PCA No:
6251
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Five millionaires who have run afoul of the law are sent to prison, where they fall under the kindly supervision of Nick Burton, the humanitarian "czar" of the convicts. Because of Nick's intervention, young Dr. William Collins, who has been jailed for reckless driving, continues his valuable experiments with the deadly Malta fever virus under the supervision of the prison physician Dr. Lindsey. To facilitate the experiments, Nick convinces millionaires Bruce Vander and Harold Kellogg, who are in prison for income tax evasion resulting from corporate mismanagement, to donate enough money to insure a quartet of human guinea pigs. Meanwhile, Nick's vigilance prevents millionaires James Brent and Sidney Keats, two stock swindlers, from fleecing the inmate population with phony copper stock. After his experiment proves successful and he finds the cure for Malta fever, Dr. Collins has his medical license and respect restored and both he and Nick win paroles for their valuable ... +


Five millionaires who have run afoul of the law are sent to prison, where they fall under the kindly supervision of Nick Burton, the humanitarian "czar" of the convicts. Because of Nick's intervention, young Dr. William Collins, who has been jailed for reckless driving, continues his valuable experiments with the deadly Malta fever virus under the supervision of the prison physician Dr. Lindsey. To facilitate the experiments, Nick convinces millionaires Bruce Vander and Harold Kellogg, who are in prison for income tax evasion resulting from corporate mismanagement, to donate enough money to insure a quartet of human guinea pigs. Meanwhile, Nick's vigilance prevents millionaires James Brent and Sidney Keats, two stock swindlers, from fleecing the inmate population with phony copper stock. After his experiment proves successful and he finds the cure for Malta fever, Dr. Collins has his medical license and respect restored and both he and Nick win paroles for their valuable contributions. +

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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