The Criminal Code
The Criminal Code (1931)

Jailed after killing a man in self-defense, an innocent young lad is championed by the lawyer who put him there, now the prison warden, resulting in an uneasy romantic involvement with his keeper's daughter. This famous early Howard… More

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Prison melodrama is stuffy and uninventive, despite good cast.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unsentimental prison drama.

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