Crime School (1938)

Director
Lewis Seiler

Main cast
The 'Dead End' Kids; Humphrey Bogart; Gale Page; Billy Halop; Bobby Jordan

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
Deputy Commissioner of Correction Mark Braden finds a reform school in terrible condition and assumes control himself. He wins the boy's cooperation by being fair and falls in love with gang leader Frankie's sister Sue. This aides disgruntled employees in challenging Braden.


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