Brute Force Poster

Release Date: 1947

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Released from solitary confinement, prisoner Joe Collins (Burt Lancaster) learns that his supportive wife, Ruth (Ann Blyth), is refusing surgery to treat her potentially deadly cancer, unless Joe can be by her side after the operation. But while Joe is plotting his escape with fellow prisoner Gallagher (Charles Bickford), a violent incident in the prison machine shop causes the entire prison to go into lockdown mode, overseen by the mean-spirited guard Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn).

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene

Director: Jules Dassin

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Mark Hellinger Productions, Universal International Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Dark, 1940s, Gritty, Escape, Quest, Prison