DVD They Made Me a Criminal [1900] [English] [Region 1] [798622306722] (DVD 47712),
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They Made Me a Criminal [1900] [English] [Region 1] [798622306722]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Busby Berkeley, known mainly as a dance director, took a big chance with this tough little drama; his second feature after signing to MGM. The story, basically a remake of 1933's THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JIMMY DOLAN, chronicles the flight of a hard-drinking boxer (John Garfield) suspected of murder. While hiding out on an Arizona farm, he befriends the juvenile delinquents working there, and finds meaning to his life. Unfortunately, a persistent detective (Claude Rains) is on his trail, and closing in fast.

    Berkeley put his innovative choreography skills to good use in the fight and action scenes, and with the help of solid performances from his actors (especially the Dead End Kids, surprisingly affecting in non-comedy roles) established himself as a director capable of more than just musicals.

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3067

  • Credits
    John Garfield, Jacob Julius Garfinkle, Claude Rains
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