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Prison Farm (film)

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Prison Farm
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouis King
Screenplay byEddie Welch
Robert Yost
Stuart Anthony
Story byEdwin V. Westrate
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
StarringShirley Ross
Lloyd Nolan
John Howard
J. Carrol Naish
Porter Hall
Esther Dale
May Boley
CinematographyHarry Fischbeck
Edited byEdward Dmytryk
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 17, 1938 (1938-06-17)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Prison Farm is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King, and written by Eddie Welch, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony. It stars Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish, Porter Hall, Esther Dale and May Boley. It was William Holden’s film debut. The film was released on June 17, 1938.[1][2]


Jean Forest gets in a relationship with criminal Larry Harrison, even though she is advised not to, he wants to elope to Canada and Jean gives up her job to go with him. On the way they are arrested for a small crime and Harrison pleads guilty in hope of going to a local farm prison, but it turns out to be a brutal penal colony.



  1. ^ "Prison Farm (1938) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-03-20.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "Prison-Farm - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-20.
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