Prison Farm

Prison Farm is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King, and written by Eddie Welch, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony. It stars Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish, Porter Hall, Esther Dale and May Boley. It was William Holden’s film debut. The film was released on June 17, 1938.


Jean Forest gets in a relationship with criminal Larry Harrison, even though she is advised not to, he wants to elope to Canada and Jean gives up her job to go with him. On the way they are arrested for a small crime and Harrison pleads guilty in hope of going to a local farm prison, but it turns out to be a brutal penal colony.

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    director Louis King
    editor Edward Dmytryk
    genre crime
    keywords arrest penal colony
    producer William LeBaron
    productionCompany Paramount Pictures
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme prison