Crime School (Warner Bros.) (1938)

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Mat 202 — 30c Humphrey Bogart and the ''Dead End'' Kids are featured in Warner Bros.’ rerelease, ''Crime School," opening Friday at the Strand Theatre. (For Single Bills) ‘Crime School’ Coming To Strand Friday The most painful and pressing problem of the home front just now is presented by the alarming rise in juvenile delinquency since Pearl Harbor. With its usual sense of timing, Warner Bros. has re-released the film, ‘“‘Crime School,” which deals forcefully with this problem, for a return engagement at the Strand Theatre starting Friday. “Crime School” is an exciting and serious portrayal which is designed to shock the public into awareness, just as the study of the dry but shocking statistics has aroused the educators and civil leaders of the nation. The Warner Bros. film features Humphrey Bogart who, as director of a New York settlement house, is in a position to realize the gravity of the problem of wayward boys and who devotes all his energy and attention to coping with it. Becoming Commissioner of Correction he rides roughshod over political chicanery and archaic methods of punishment, proving that sympathy and understanding are of prime importance in dealing with delinquents. Also featured in the cast are the “Dead End” Kids, the six New York boy actors who became famous for their acting in the stage and screen versions of “Dead End,” the Pulitzer Prize play. Others in the cast include Gale Page, George Offerman, Jr., Weldon Heyburn and Cy Kendall. (For Single Bills) ‘Crime School’ Opens Today at Strand A dramatic story calculated to shock the public into the awareness of the alarming rise in juvenile delinquency since Pearl Harbor will be the new screen fare presented at the Strand Theatre today. The film is “Crime School,” a Warner Bros. re-release that sets forth vividly and realistically the problem of reforming erring boys into useful members of a community. 4 Featured are Humphrey Bogart, the “Dead End” Kids and Gale Page. Lewis Seiler directed from the screen play written by Crane Wilbur and Vincent Sherman. Mat 102 — 15¢ Humphrey Bogart returns to the Strand Theatre today in "Crime School," a Warner Bros. picture. “CRIME SCHOOL” Billy Halop Bobby Jordan Huntz Hall Leo Gorcey Bernard Punsley Gabriel Dell -Humphrey Bogart Gale Page George Offerman, Jr. Weldon Heyburn Cy Kendall Charles Trowbridge Milburn Stone Harry Cording . Spencer Charters Donald Briggs Commissioner . Frank Jaquet Mrs. Helen MacKeller Mr. .. Al Bridge Mrs. Hawkins Sibyl Harris Nick Papadopolo . ...Paul Porcasi John Brower .. Jack Mower Junkie ; ... Frank Otto Officer Hogan ... Ed Gargan Schwartz James B. Carson Judge Clinton Joe Delaney Guard Old Doctor ... New Doctor Synopsis Six boys from a slum district, accused of petty thievery, are sent to a refrom school of the worst type, run by political grafters. In this ''Crime School" they are fast becoming criminals, when a new Commissioner of Correction (Humphrey Bogart) is appointed. Although beset by many obstacles, he finally turns the school into a real “'reform'’ school and sets the boys on the right path, winning the sister (Gale Page) of one of them for his wife. (Running Time: 86 minutes) Production Director, Lewis Seiler; Screen Play by Crane Wilbur and Vincent Sherman; Story by Crane Wilbur; Photography by Arthur Todd, A.S.C.; Film Editor, Terry Morse; Dialogue Director, Vincent Sherman; Music by Max Steiner; Art Director, Charles Novi; Sound by Francis J. Scheid; Gowns by N'Was McKenzie. (For Double Bills) Strand Films Stress War-Time Problem of Juvenile Delinquency Making the front page alongside the news of war from foreign fronts are the tragic casualties of the home front, the wrong-way girls and boys warped and maimed by the feverish excitements of war. The menace and the pathos of the problem of juvenile delinquency which the war has increased to a _ shocking degree are forcefully presented in the Warner Bros. pictures, “Crime School” and “Girls on Probation” which make return engagements at the Strand Theatre Friday. “Crime School,’ featuring Humphrey Bogart, the “Dead End” Kids and Gale Page, is a gripping drama which sets forth the problem of reforming delinquent boys into useful citizens. Humphrey Bogart plays the role of a state commissioner of correction who is determined to right some of the abuses prevalent in the handling of boys’ reformatories. Despite opposition from reactionary forces he makes the system work, proving, thereby, that so-called bad boys can be shaped into upright, ~~ useful citizens. While ‘Crime School” deals with delinquent boys, “Girls on Probation,” featuring Jane Bryan and Ronald Reagan, realistically dramatizes a similar problem with girls. As the title indicates, the picture gives a sympathetic exposition of the workings of the system of probation. Ordinarily the benefits of the probation system are extended to first offenders who are clearly guilty of the crime of which they have been convicted for the purpose of preventing them from becoming hardened criminals because of their prison term. In the situation pictured in “Girls on Probation” the social value of the system is even more strikingly presented. For the heroine of the film is actually innocent of the crime of which she is convicted and probation saves her from becoming an anti-social member of her community. Lewis Seiler directed ‘Crime School” from the screen play written by Crane Wilbur and Vincent Sherman while William McCann handled Crane Wilbur’s original story for “Girls on Probation.” (For Double Bills) ‘Girls on Probation,’ ‘Crime School’ Back “Crime School” and “Girls on Probation” are the combined features making a return engagement at the Strand Theatre today. The Warner Bros. re-releases deal with the war-time problem of juvenile delinquency. “Crime School” features Humphrey Bogart, the “Dead End” Kids and Gale Page, while Jane Bryan and Ronald Reagan are seen in “Girls on Probation.” Mat 201 — 30c Sheila Bromley and Jane Bryan are shown ina scene from "Girls on Probation," Warner Bros. re-release at the Strand Theatre Friday. (For Single Bills) ‘Girls on Probation’ Strand’s Current Film A pathetic, shocking homefront casualty of the war is the problem of juvenile delinquency. This problem is poignantly and dramatically presented in “Girls on Probation,” a Warner Bros. re-release, due to open at the Strand Theatre today. Featured in the cast are Jane Bryan and Ronald Reagan. The production, which is based on “an original screen play by — Crane Wilbur, was directed by William McCann. Also seen in the film are Anthony Averill, Sheila Bromley, Henry O’Neill, Elisabeth Risdon and Sig Rumann. Mat 101 — 15c Jane Bryan and Ronald Reagan appear in "Girls on Probation,'' now at the Strand Theatre. (For Single Bills) ‘Girls on Probation’ Returning to Strand One of the most serious of post-Pearl Harbor problems is that of juvenile delinquency, the ratio of which has increased to alarming proportions all over the country. With this in mind, the manager of the Strand Theatre is offering a picture that deals dramatic ally with this subject. The film ~~ is “Girls on Probation,” re-released by Warner Bros. and due to open at the Strand on Friady. “Girls on Probation,” featuring Jane Bryan and Ronald Reagan, is a vivid, pulsating drama which presents fairly and sympathetically the workings of the much misunderstood and often maligned system of probation. Most of the offenders granted probation are undoubtedly guilty of the crimes of which they have been convicted, but the picture makes its argument for the system even more effective by telling the story of an innocent girl who was being railroaded toward a_ prison term. Fortunately for her, a sympathetic probation officer becomes convinced of the truth of her story even though all the circumstantial evidence as well as the testimony of the actual criminals indicates she is guilty. Besides Miss Bryan and Mr. Reagan the cast also includes Anthony Averill, Sheila Bromley, Esther Dale and Susan Hayward. The film was directed by William McCann. “GIRLS ON Cast Hoe POU Jane Bryan Connie Heath NeilDillon<s. Ronald Reagan Tonys Rand 43.255 Anthony Averill Hilda Engstrom ............ Sheila Bromley BL 1[= bo [uA Cer i Zhe ae Henry O'Neill Kate Heath ... ... Elisabeth Risdon Roger Heath ..... Jane Lennox ..... Seesra ei Sig Rumann Dorothy Peterson Mrss-Engstrom: 5)..cess Esther Dale Gloria Adams ..... ... Susan Hayward Terry Mason oo. Larry Williams Mr-cEngstrom: tii Arthur Hoyt Rutiaccaes est ahaa Peggy Shannon Maree: section tech tee ene Lenita Lane Prison <Inmate “intone Janet Shaw Dave Warren... James Nolan Todd ite... ee eid Joseph Crehan Prosecuting Attorney ........ Pierre Watkin Public Defender Craven “~~ James Spottswood Head Matron ou... Brenda Fowler Matron .... ....Kate Lawson Matfonttcn: 2326 oie ge Maude Lambert Country of origin U.S.A. Copyright 1943 Vitagraph, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright is waived to magazines and newspapers. Hugh Reticker; PROBATION” Synopsis Connie (Jane Bryan) has her first encounter with the law when she borrows a dress from Hilda (Sheila Bromley). She tears it and discovers that Hilda “borrowed'' it from the establishment where they work. Dillon (Ronald Reagan), a lawyer, lends her the money to pay for it. Another meeting with Hilda results in her implication in a robbery. Connie is convicted and placed on probation. She gets a job with Dillon. Hilda turns up again, but Connie outwits her. (Running Time: 63 minutes) Preduction Directed by William McCann; Original Screen Play by Crane Wilbur; Photography by Arthur Todd, A.S.C.; Film Editor, Frederick Richards: Dialogue Director, Harry Seymour; Sound by Leslie G. Hewitt; Art Director, Gowns by Howard Shoup.