State Penitentiary (film)

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State Penitentiary
Directed byLew Landers
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byHenry Edward Helseth
Screenplay byHoward J. Green
Robert Libott
Frank Burt
StarringWarner Baxter
Onslow Stevens
Karin Booth
Narrated byLeo Cleary
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byJames Sweeney
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • June 8, 1950 (1950-06-08)
Running time
66 min
CountryUnited States

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.[1]

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.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

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.[3] Manners escapes, hoping to track down the real culprit, his ex-partner Stanley Brown (Robert Shayne).[4]



  1. ^ "State Penitentiary (1950) - Notes".
  2. ^ "Warner Baxter - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "State Penitentiary". 8 June 1950 – via IMDb.
  4. ^ "State Penitentiary (1950) - Lew Landers - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.

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