Criminal Code
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Criminal Code
Accused in the murder of a man in self-defense, a youth (Phillips Holmes) is convicted by an attorney (Walter Huston) and then put in prison. The attorney later becomes warden at the same prison, and attempts to befriend the prisoner by letting him chauffeur his young daughter (Constance Cummings). The two fall in love, however, straining the father-daughter relationship to its breaking point.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Granted that Howard Hawks's direction is for the most part intelligent and firm, there are occasional sequences which he spoils by extravagant ideas or by leaving too little to the imagination."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Prison melodrama is stuffy and uninventive, despite good cast."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Unsentimental prison drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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