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Up the River

Up the River(1930)

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Two convicts, St. Louis and Dannemora Dan, break out of prison and split up when the former doublecrosses Dan and makes his getaway. Dan undergoes a brief religious conversion and joins the Brotherhood of Man, but upon seeing St. Louis around town with two pretty girls, he vents his wrath and both are sent back to jail. Judy, convicted on a bogus charge, falls for Steve; when paroled, he promises to wait for her. Meanwhile, Frosby, her former flame, learns of the love match and follows Steve to his New England home, threatening to expose him unless he cooperates in a swindle. Using the annual prison show as an excuse, St. Louis and Dan escape and arrive in New England to appropriate the bonds Steve's mother had turned over to Frosby, and they return in time to win the prison's annual baseball game.