They Made Me a Criminal
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They Made Me a Criminal
They Made Me a Criminal opens in New York, depicting the latest victory in the ring for Johnny Bradfield (John Garfield), a young boxer who seems headed for a championship. When a reporter finds Bradfield drunk and carousing with women, and learns that the squeaky-clean image that he has cultivated is a complete lie, he threatens to blow the lid off the boxer's real life, and is beaten to death by Bradfield's manager. Bradfield, who was in a drunken stupor during the fight, is framed for the killing by his manager, who rolls him for his wallet, watch, and anything else of value, makes… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Made competently enough and solidly acted so that one might forgive all the plot holes, unconvincing romance and outdated cornball antics."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's nothing in this material that calls for [Busby] Berkeley's particular talents."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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