About

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his Solicitor - prior to his jail term.

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Directed by

Michael Curtiz

Written by

Warren Duff (Screenplay)
Rowland Brown (Story)
John Wexley (Screenplay)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The saga of America’s dirty faced kids... and the breaks that life won’t give them!

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book gangster casino catholic priest juvenile delinquent reform school dead end kids

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director Michael Curtiz

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Story