Un Ford relajado, tierno, anecdótico, centrado en hábitos.
Sobre la película
Deliciosa película en la que los presidiarios son buenísimos, el alcaide encantador, los amigos se sacrifican de verdad y triunfan la bondad y el amor.
No le faltan el buen sentido del humor, el teatrito y las canciones; con sabor todavía a cine mudo.
La recomiendo a los que quieran pasar un rato muy agradable y no tengan prejuicios sobre las pelis que tienen más de ochenta años.
"Likable escape artist St. Louis (Spencer Tracy) busts out of jail in the south with the moronic Dannemora Dan (Warren Hymer) and then leaves him on a deserted road. They meet later in Kansas City and get into a brawl, which lands them in a Midwestern prison. The two cons share a cell with rich boy Steve (Humphrey Bogart), treated by the warden with special privileges, who has not told his folks he's serving a brief sentence for accidental manslaughter. They think he's in China. Steve has fallen in love with Judy (Claire Luce), a female prisoner in the adjoining women's prison who worked as a con artist with Frosby (Morgan Wallace) and was framed by him. Steve is released and returns home to find that Frosby is swindling his mom and blackmailing him if he squeals. Word of this gets to St. Louis and Dannemora, who become peeved. So while putting on a prison play they manage to escape and go to New England to help Steve. The boys end Frosby's criminal career and return to prison just in time to play in the annual baseball game against the rival Sing Sing team. "