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Director  Basil Dean
Music director  Ernest Irving
Duration  
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Cinematography  Jack MacKenzie
Country  United Kingdom
Escape (1930 film) movie poster
Release date  28 August 1930
Writer  Basil Dean, John Galsworthy (play)
Cast  Edna Best (Shingled Lady), Gerald du Maurier (Captain Matt Denant), Gordon Harker (Convict), Madeleine Carroll (Dora), Marie Ney (Grace), Felix Aylmer (Governor)
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Escape is a 1930 British crime film directed by Basil Dean and starring Gerald du Maurier, Edna Best and Gordon Harker. It was based on a 1926 play of the same title by John Galsworthy, which was adapted again as a film in 1948.

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Production

It was the first film released by Associated Talking Pictures, a British company with ties to the Hollywood studio RKO, which later relocated and became Ealing Studios. The film was made at Beaconsfield Studios which had been recently equipped for making sound films. The film's sets were designed by Clifford Pember.

Plot

A man escapes from Dartmoor Prison and is hunted across the moors by policemen to whom it is an unpleasant reminder of their experiences during the First World War.

Cast

  • Gerald du Maurier as Captain Matt Denant
  • Edna Best as Shingled Lady
  • Gordon Harker as Convict
  • Horace Hodges as Gentleman
  • Madeleine Carroll as Dora
  • Mabel Poulton as Girl of the Town
  • Lewis Casson as Farmer
  • Ian Hunter as Detective
  • Austin Trevor as Parson
  • Marie Ney as Grace
  • Felix Aylmer as Governor
  • Ben Field as Captain
  • Fred Groves as Shopkeeper
  • Nigel Bruce as Constable
  • S.J. Warmington as Warder
  • Phyllis Konstam as Wife
  • Ann Casson as Girl
  • George Curzon as Constable
  • References

    Escape (1930 film) Wikipedia
    Escape (1930 film) IMDbEscape (1930 film) themoviedb.org


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