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Riot in Cell Block 11


(Don Siegel, 1954).
Neo-realism run amok, this terrific B-movie—produced by Walter Wanger after he served a bit of time for a crime of passion—was shot in the actual Folsom Prison. There were no stars although, as the psychopathic convict leader, Neville Brand surely deserved to become one.

Sat., May 16, 3:35 & 7:15 p.m., 2009

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