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Duffy of San Quentin

Overview

Duffy of San Quentin is an Allied Artists low-budgeter based on the life of the warden who first introduced reforms in the infamous California penal institution. Appalled by conditions in San Quentin, the grey-haired Duffy inaugurates a series of improvements. He also sets up an honor system, which brings him under fire from conservative law enforcement agencies. The lumpy, episodic continuity of Duffy of San Quentin is due to the fact that the film is comprised of an hour-long TV pilot film, padded out with ...
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Overview

Duffy of San Quentin is an Allied Artists low-budgeter based on the life of the warden who first introduced reforms in the infamous California penal institution. Appalled by conditions in San Quentin, the grey-haired Duffy inaugurates a series of improvements. He also sets up an honor system, which brings him under fire from conservative law enforcement agencies. The lumpy, episodic continuity of Duffy of San Quentin is due to the fact that the film is comprised of an hour-long TV pilot film, padded out with hastily assembled new footage. While Duffy was consigned to TV within two years of its release, the film did well enough to engender a sequel, The Steel Cage likewise a pilot film. Ironically, Paul Kelly, who stars as Duffy in both films, served a prison sentence for manslaughter in the 1920s. The British title of Duffy of San Quentin is Men Behind Bars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • UPC: 883316751978
  • Original Release: 1954
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,765

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis Hayward Edward Harper
Joanne Dru Anne Halsey
Paul Kelly Warden Clinton T. Duffy
Maureen O'Sullivan Gladys Duffy
George Macready Winant
Horace McMahon Pierson
Irving Bacon Doc
Joel Fluellen Bill
Joe Turkel Frank
Jonathan Hale Boyd
Michael McHale Pinto
Peter Brocco Nealy
Technical Credits
Walter Doniger Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
John Alton Cinematographer
Paul Dunlap Score Composer
Edward Sampson Jr. Editor
Chester Schaeffer Editor
Berman Swarttz Original Story, Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Duffy of San Quentin
1. Chapter 1 [:21]
2. Chapter 2 [1:01]
3. Chapter 3 [3:05]
4. Chapter 4 [1:04]
5. Chapter 5 [1:34]
6. Chapter 6 [4:45]
7. Chapter 7 [:50]
8. Chapter 8 [1:11]
9. Chapter 9 [:27]
10. Chapter 10 [1:39]
11. Chapter 11 [1:00]
12. Chapter 12 [1:21]
13. Chapter 13 [:59]
14. Chapter 14 [1:11]
15. Chapter 15 [1:59]
16. Chapter 16 [1:39]
17. Chapter 17 [5:34]
18. Chapter 18 [2:37]
19. Chapter 19 [3:29]
20. Chapter 20 [3:04]
21. Chapter 21 [6:15]
22. Chapter 22 [3:16]
23. Chapter 23 [2:23]
24. Chapter 24 [1:43]
25. Chapter 25 [2:15]
26. Chapter 26 [4:12]
27. Chapter 27 [2:26]
28. Chapter 28 [1:22]
29. Chapter 29 [3:25]
30. Chapter 30 [4:26]
31. Chapter 31 [3:18]
32. Chapter 32 [2:36]
33. Chapter 33 [:23]
34. Chapter 34 [:26]
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