The Resource 20,000 years in Sing Sing, First National Pictures & Vitaphone ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screen play by Wilson Mizner & Brown Holmes ; adaptation by Courtenay Terrett & Robert Lord

20,000 years in Sing Sing, First National Pictures & Vitaphone ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screen play by Wilson Mizner & Brown Holmes ; adaptation by Courtenay Terrett & Robert Lord

Label
20,000 years in Sing Sing
Title
20,000 years in Sing Sing
Statement of responsibility
First National Pictures & Vitaphone ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screen play by Wilson Mizner & Brown Holmes ; adaptation by Courtenay Terrett & Robert Lord
Title variation
Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tommy Connors, a cocky tough guy, is sent to Sing Sing but is confident that he will not have to follow the rules of prison life. When his smooth lawyer, Joe Finn, tries unsuccessfully to bribe warden Paul Long, however, it becomes clear that Connors is now just another number. Connors and Long battle in a contest of wills, in which Long practices his modern theories of reform. Long begins to see results when Connors does not participate in an escape attempt designed by educated convict Bud Sauders. Eventually, Long puts his honor system to the test when he trusts Connors outside the walls. Hoping to help, Connors' girl friend, Fay Wilson, makes friends with Finn, but when he attacks her during an automobile trip, she jumps from the car and is badly injured. Long allows Connors to visit Fay, who is critically ill, but upon discovering that Finn is responsible for her injuries, he initiates a fight. Fay shoots and kills Finn, but it is Connors who is convicted for the murder. After Fay recovers, Connors is sentenced to death, and the couple is briefly reunited on death row. Fay attempts to confess her crime to Long, but her pleas are in vain. Connors is left alone to face the electric chair, asking only for one last cigarette"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Member of
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography by Barney McGill ; edited by George Amy ; music score, Bernhard Kaun
Date time place
Portions shot on location at Sing Sing
PerformerNote
Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot, Warren Hymer, Louis Calhern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1886-1962
  • 1876-1933
  • 1903-1950
  • 1900-1976
  • 1900-1967
  • 1908-1989
  • 1872-1943
  • 1906-1948
  • 1895-1956
  • 1883-1947
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curtiz, Michael
  • Mizner, Wilson
  • Holmes, Brown
  • Terrett, Courtenay
  • Lord, Robert
  • Tracy, Spencer
  • Davis, Bette
  • Byron, Arthur
  • Talbot, Lyle
  • Hymer, Warren
  • Calhern, Louis
  • Kaun, Bernard
  • Lawes, Lewis Edward
  • First National Pictures, Inc
  • Vitaphone Corp
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
78
Series statement
Archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sing Sing Correctional Facility
  • Criminals
  • Capital punishment
  • Prison reformers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Judicial error
Technique
live action
Label
20,000 years in Sing Sing, First National Pictures & Vitaphone ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screen play by Wilson Mizner & Brown Holmes ; adaptation by Courtenay Terrett & Robert Lord
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932
  • Based on the book Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing by Lewis E. Lawes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430056337
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (78 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
883316119037
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; Dolby digital; mono, full screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
20,000 years in Sing Sing, First National Pictures & Vitaphone ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; screen play by Wilson Mizner & Brown Holmes ; adaptation by Courtenay Terrett & Robert Lord
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932
  • Based on the book Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing by Lewis E. Lawes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430056337
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (78 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
883316119037
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; Dolby digital; mono, full screen
Video recording format
DVD

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