From: Tony Williams
A lot of material is available. For starters, I'd suggest you look up the
entries in the respective AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CATALOGS issued, especially
the 1931-1940 volume. Then decide on sub-divisions, particularly is you are
including women prison movies (e.g. CAGED HEAT). From general memory, the
following items should be availabale TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS IN SING SING (1933)
remade as CASTLE ON THE HUDSON (1940), I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, EACH
DAWN I DIE, BRUTE FORCE, COOL HAND LUKE, THE CONCRETE JUNGLE (u.s. release
title of a Joseph Losey 1960 British movie starring Stanley Baker whose
original title escapes me); THE HILL starring Sean Connery (if you are into
War prison camp movies then BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND,
THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE COLDITZ STORY, ALBERT RN, THE WOODEN HORSE, 20,000
WOMEN etc etc would all qualify.
Also don't forget Hong Kong Cinema. Ringo Lam has directed PRISON ON FIRE, I &
II starring Chow Yun-Fat. Do you want to go into national cinema versions?
The choices and the field is endless.
Other titles come to mind - BAD BOYS, WEEDS, etc. I'm sure if you consult
various blibliographies you will find plenty of titles relevant to a minor
genre needing further exploration.
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