Roger Touhy, Gangster

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Roger Touhy, Gangster

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Roger Touhy, Gangster

Release Date: June 03, 1944

Year    :   1944
Slogan    :   «LAST OF THE GANGSTERS!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Robert Florey
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Crane Wilbur, Crane Wilbur, Jerome Cady
RunTime    :   65 mins.

Set during Prohibition, the movie centers on Touhy's rise from small time thug to the city's most powerful bootlegger whose empire is rivaled only by that of Al Capone (who is referred to, but never named in the story). It is his rival who frames Touhy for kidnapping and arranges for him to serve a life-long term in Stateville prison. Determined to be free again, the desperate Touhy and his cellmate Basil "the Owl" Banghart, begin plotting a violent break out.

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