Castle on the Hudson

Castle on the Hudson

John Garfield
Director: Anatole Litvak Cast: John Garfield
John Garfield
, Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
, Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
Anatole Litvak

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In this remake of the classic prison story 20,000 Years in Sing-Sing, John Garfield plays Tommy Gordon, a jewel thief who has been sent up the river for a minimum of 25 years. Tommy isn't especially worried about prison, as he's convinced his well-connected friends will help him get out before long. But Tommy learns the hard way his friends aren't as helpful as he imagined, and he regrets causing so much trouble for reform-minded warden Walter Long (Pat O'Brien), who he comes to regard as a friend and ally. Tommy's girlfriend, Kay Manners (Ann Sheridan), is desperate to get him out of prison and enlists the help of shifty lawyer Ed Crowley (Jerome Cowan); however, when Crowley tries to extract a payment from Kay that has nothing to do with money, she puts up a fight and ends up seriously hurt. Long shows his sympathetic side by granting Tommy a pass to visit Kay, but when he arrives at her home, he discovers Crowley has also arrived to see her. A scuffle ensues, and Kay shoots Crowley. Rather than see her go to jail, Tommy takes the blame, but soon goes on the lam, betraying Long's trust.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
UPC: 0883316165287
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:17:00
Sales rank: 36,121

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Garfield Tommy Gordon
Ann Sheridan Kay Manners
Pat O'Brien Warden Walter Long
Burgess Meredith Steven Rockford
Jerome Cowan Ed Crowley
Henry O'Neill District Attorney
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Mike Kagel
John Litel Prison chaplain
Margot Stevenson Ann Rockford
Willard Robertson Ragan
Edward Pawley Black Jack
Billy Wayne Pete
Nedda Harrigan Mrs. Long
Wade Boteler Mac
Barbara Pepper Goldie
Robert Strange Joe Morris
Nat Carr Actor
Sol (Saul) Gorss Gangster
Mike Lally Actor
Frank Mayo Actor
Jack Mower Actor
Charles Sherlock Actor
Bill Telaak Actor
Claude Wisberg Actor
Michael Conroy Newsboy
Pat O'Malley Guard
Lee Phelps Guard in visitor's room
John Ridgely Clerk
James Flavin Guard on Death Row
Emmett Vogan Detective
Eddie Acuff Bill the Clerk
Frank Faylen Guard who is slugged
Pat Flaherty Stretcher Attendent
William Hopper Reporter
Eddie Kane Club manager
Walter Miller Guard
Grant Mitchell Psychologist
Adrian Morris Prisoner
Robert E. Homans Detective
Joe Downing Gangster
Philip Morris Joe, Detective in New York

Technical Credits
Anatole Litvak Director
Sam Bischoff Associate Producer
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Chuck Hansen Asst. Director
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Brown Holmes Screenwriter
John Hughes Art Director
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Tom Richards Editor
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Courtney Terrett Screenwriter
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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