Thursday, April 4, 2013
20,000 YEARS IN SING SING (1932)
Anyway, Tracy and the good-hearted warden butts heads a little bit, but for the most part it's pretty boring. The highpoint of the film is a prison break scene, but even then Tracy is only a bystander. One day Tracy gets a message that is girlfriend (Bette Davis) is sick and dying. She's not even in the hospital, but just laying in her own bed "dying". So the warden decides to give Tracy a chance to prove himself and gives him a 24-hour, unchaperoned furlough to go visit his "dying" girlfriend. Right about then I gave up any chance of this film being good.
Compared to the same years I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG this film looks like a joke. Good acting, but the story was complete hokum and I could never believe that Tracy was a tough guy. Skip it.