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Orphans of the Law (USA: working title)

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1938 June, 20
61 minutes
Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Romance
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After a boy is killed while attempting an escape from the Garfield State School, Robert Dean, assistant warden of the state penitentiary, is appointed superintendent of the reformatory. Some moves he makes to lessen that harsh conditions immediately wins him the friendship of the kindly resident physician, Dr. Hector Blakely and the school psychiatrist, Dr. Adele Webster. A riot wrecks the mess hall, and Dean, learning of the bad food served the boys, orders enough flapjacks made to fill their empty stomachs. He them makes the crooked food contractors eat their own wares. Dean then dismisses all of the guards after he discovers their chief, Mac Grady, forcing little Fibber Regan to eat soap as a cure for lying. The boys are told they can manage themselves and Dean places them on their honor not to escape. Grady, who wants Dean's job, alters commitment papers and sends incorrigible Louie Miller to Garfield, and orders him to make trouble. Dean overhears Pinkie Leonard refusing to escape from the school, despite the orders of his ex-convict father Jim Leonard. Pinkey gets into a fight with Louie when the latter slurs Dean's system. Because he will not be a snitch and explain the cause of the fight, Pinkie is sent to the Lost Privileges Ward, which already houses Louie and Fibber. Louie persuades Fibber to make an escape and Pinkie follows in an effort to bring them back. He is knocked unconscious with a rock, and Louie disappears into the surrounding swamps. Pinkey, also thought to be an escapee, is brought back to Garfield and Louie drowns in the swamp. The newspapers headline the failure of the honor system, and Dean is summoned to a meeting with Governor Spaulding. - IMDb

Alytrotes psyhes (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Greece
Forbryderspirer Denmark
Orphans of the Law (working title) USA
Reformatório Brazil
Reformatório Portugal
Riformatorio Italy

Children's Cast:

Tommy Bupp [14] Fibber Regan
Bobby Jordan [15] Pinkey Leonard
Murray Harris [16] Inmate
Sammy McKim [13] Inmate
Sherwood Bailey [14] Inmate
Roger Daniel [14] Inmate
Kent Rogers [14] Inmate
Paul Nichols [15] Inmate

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