Inside The walls of Folsom Prison (1951)

2013 • 86 minutes
6 reviews
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Is prison a place of punishment or a catalyst for personal change? The warden at infamous Folsom Prison answers in a way that breaks spirits and bones. On the other side is a new yard captain eager to institute reforms. And caught in between is a ticking time bomb of inmates ready to bust out. Set in the early 20th century and filmed within the actual prison, this intense tale of men behind bars belongs to the Warner Bros. lineage of social-conscience films like Caged, Each Dawn I Die and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. The cover-up of overseer brutality, the secret plans of escape, the fate of stoolies, the gnawing desperation, the clinging to hope where no hope survives: all happen Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.
6 reviews
Ken Lafrentz
March 11, 2020
This movie I watched because it was the inspiration of the Johnny cash song Folsom prison, as seen in the movie walk the line starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
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