It featured an early performance by John Gavin who had just signed with Universal. It was sometimes referred to as his first film although he had appeared in Raw Edge under another name.
Inmates pull a prison break, taking the warden and another prisoner as hostages. But when the car gets into a crash, killing the others, the warden makes off with the gang's loot and places the blame on the other hostage.
Tom Tully as Warden Carmichael
Sylvia Sidney as Hilda Carmichael
Betty Lynn as Anne MacGregor
John Gavin as Johnny Hutchins (as John Golenor)
Don Beddoe as Todd 'Mac' Macgregor
John Larch as William Kiley
Barney Phillips as Tom Renolds
Ed Kemmer as Charlie Rains
John Beradino as Carl Burkhardt
Rayford Barnes as George Miller (as Raymond Barnes)