Alcatraz Island (film)
Alcatraz Island is a 1937 American drama film directed by William C. McGann and written by Crane Wilbur. The film stars John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Mary Maguire, Gordon Oliver, Dick Purcell and Ben Welden. The film was released by Warner Bros. on November 6, 1937.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||William C. McGann|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Screenplay by||Crane Wilbur|
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Cinematography||L. William O'Connell|
|Edited by||Frank DeWar|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
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- John Litel as 'Gat' Brady
- Ann Sheridan as Flo Allen
- Mary Maguire as Ann
- Gordon Oliver as George Drake
- Dick Purcell as 'Harp' Santell
- Ben Welden as 'Red' Carroll
- Addison Richards as Fred MacLane
- George E. Stone as 'Tough Tony' Burke
- Vladimir Sokoloff as The Flying Dutchman
- Peggy Bates as Miss Tolliver
- Doris Lloyd as Miss Marquand
- Charles Trowbridge as Warden Jackson
- Janet Shaw as Sally Carruthers
- Matty Fain as Butch
Frank Nugent of The New York Times said, "This rough-and-ready outline may not convey it, but the film has a compact plot, smooth performances by John Litel and the little-known others, and a good bit of interesting material on the present residence of Al Capone. Whether the Alcatraz scenes are accurate or not is beside the point; they do make good watching. And so, for all its Class B-ishness, does the picture."
- "Alcatraz Island (1937) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
- "Alcatraz Island". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
- Nugent, Frank S. (1937-10-14). "Movie Review - Alcatraz Island - THE SCREEN; The Freres Warner Continue Their Penal Researches in 'Alcatraz Island,' Showing at the Strand". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-27.