Fool's Parade Poster

Release Date: 1971

PG|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Mattie Appleyard (James Stewart) has spent the last 40 years behind bars and is finally out. A model prisoner and a hard worker, Appleyard saved up over $25,000 while in prison and entrusted the money to prison guard "Doc" Council (George Kennedy). Appleyard, along with his two ex-con friends, plans to become a respectable citizen by using the money to open a general store -- but it soon becomes clear that Doc and an unscrupulous banker have no intention of letting him go straight.

Cast: James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter, Strother Martin, Kurt Russell, William Windom, Mike Kellin, Katherine Cannon

Director: Andrew McLaglen

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Rivalry, Offbeat, House, Pursuit, 1930s, Small town, Engaging, Prison