Jail Busters Film Details
Overview: Chuck, a reporter for The Blade newspaper, gets beaten up while trying to get a story on prison corruption, and the rest of the Bowery Boys, Slip, Sach, and Butch, get themselves arrested so that they can complete the expose from ins
Tagline: YARD-BOIDS in a GILDED CAGE!
Review: ***SPOILERS*** After getting a job at “The Blade”, the cutting edge of New York City newspapers, “Bowery Boy” Chuck Anderson is promoted to undercover reporter and sent to the state prison to uncover corruption between members the prison administration and locked up mob leader Percival P. Lannigan. It doesn’t take that long for Lannigan to get the news of Chuck’s undercover reporting and has one of his thugs convict Big Greenie and his boys do a number on him in the prison yard putting the poor guy in the hospital with a busted skull. Getting the shocking news about Chuck from fellow Blade reporter Cy Bowman the boys Slip Sach and Butch plan to break into, not out of, prison to uncover the person who was behind Chuck’s brutal beating. Giving Bowman a tip into getting themselves arrested in robbing Potnick’s Jewelry Store Bowman tells them that he’ll inform the the new prison warder B.W, Bread & Water, Oswald about their scheme and they’ll be released as soon as they uncover the corruption going on in his jail. What the slimy Boweman is really up to is to get the jewelry taken by the boys,that he’s to return to Mr. Potnick, and hock it in order to pay off local bookie Willie $1,500.00 that he owes him in playing the horses before he ends up in the same hospital ward with fellow reporter Chuck Anderson. It takes a while for Slip Sach & Butch to realize that they were all set up and framed by Bowman, who tipped off the cops, that has them serving six years behind bars for jewel theft. Still behind bars the boys do uncover Lannigan’s criminal operation which puts them in hot water not only with the mob boss but the prison’s captain of the guard Capt. Jenkins who’s on his payroll. Finding out from their cell-mate Hank, known as Convict #12784, that he’ll planning a prison break ,after 22 years of digging a tunnel, that evening just a week before he’s to be released the boys join him in breaking out of the can only to end up, I guess Hank didn’t dig far enough, in Warden Oswald’s office! ***SPOILERS*** Wild ending as the boys lead by Slip pulling off the famous routine #5 as Lannigan & Co. try to stop them from exposing him and the prison officials who work for him. After putting Lannigan and his mob away the boys instead of being given an early release end up behind bars for what looks like for life in Warden Osward, who wasn’t exactly all there up stairs to begin with, forgetting to sign their release papers!
Country: United States
Duration: 61 min
Also known as: Doing Time,Jail Busters