Blackwell's Island Poster

Release Date: 1939

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
The combined efforts of a stubborn tugboat captain and investigating police officer bring about the arrest of infamous crime lord Bull Bransom (Stanley Fields), who is sentenced to Blackwell Island prison for assault. With the help of corrupt political boss Steve Cardigan (Morgan Conway), Bransom takes control of the prison until reporter Tim Haydon (John Garfield) gets himself sent to the prison in order to gather evidence of Bransom's connections to Cardigan as well as a string of murders.

Cast: John Garfield, Stanley Fields, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell, Victor Jory, Morgan Conway, Granville Bates, Anthony Averill

Director: William McGann

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Quest, Pursuit, Sacrifice, Sister, Hospital, Police officer, Murder, Prison, 1930s, Dark, Gripping