State Penitentiary (film)
|Directed by||Lew Landers|
|Produced by||Sam Katzman|
|Written by||Henry Edward Helseth|
|Screenplay by||Howard J. Green|
|Narrated by||Leo Cleary|
|Music by||Mischa Bakaleinikoff|
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||James Sweeney|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures Corporation|
State Penitentiary is a 1950 drama film directed by Lew Landers and starring Warner Baxter and Onslow Stevens. The prison scenes in this film were photographed in the state penitentiary at Carson City, Nevada.
One year after completing his final film, State Penitentiary, Warner Baxter died as a result of cranial surgery, which was intended to relieve his long struggle with arthritis on May 7, 1951.
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Roger Manners (Warner Baxter), a former aircraft manufacturer is wrongly accused and convicted of embezzlement of $400,000 and is given a long prison sentence. His wife, Shirley (Karin Booth), tries to prove his innocence. Manners escapes, hoping to track down the real culprit, his ex-partner Stanley Brown (Robert Shayne).
- Warner Baxter as Roger Manners
- Onslow Stevens as Richard Evans
- Karin Booth as Shirley Manners
- Robert Shayne as Stanley Brown
- Richard Benedict as Mike Gavin
- Brett King as Al 'Kid' Beaumont
- John Bleifer as Jailbreak Jimmy
- Leo Cleary as Warden-Narrator (as Leo T. Cleary)
- Rick Vallin as Tom – Prison Guard
- Rusty Wescoatt as 'Flash' Russell – Convict
- William Fawcett as Bill Costello – Convict
- John Hart as 'Sandy' O'Hara – Convict
- Jack Ingram as Construction Gang Guard
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- "Warner Baxter - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
- "State Penitentiary". 8 June 1950 – via IMDb.
- "State Penitentiary (1950) - Lew Landers - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
- State Penitentiary on IMDb
- State Penitentiary at AllMovie
- State Penitentiary at the TCM Movie Database
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