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|Duffy of San Quentin|
|Directed by||Walter Doniger|
|Written by||Walter Doniger|
|Based on||The San Quentin Story|
by Clinton T. Duffy
|Produced by||Walter Doniger|
|Edited by||Edward Sampson|
Chester W. Schaeffer
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Duffy of San Quentin is a 1954 American film noir crime film directed by Walter Doniger and written by Walter Doniger and Berman Swarttz. The film stars Louis Hayward, Joanne Dru, Paul Kelly, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready and Horace McMahon. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 16, 1954.
Clinton T. Duffy (Paul Kelly (Kelly was a prisoners in San Quentin int the 1920s)) suddenly has a job few would ever want. He's the interim warden at San Quentin, given the job for 30 days after violence and corruption swept what was then the nation's largest prison facility. Duffy aims to make his few days matter, cracking down on notorious guards, wiping out a stool-pigeon network and hiring the institute's first female nurse (Joanne Dru). The reforms take hold. Duffy's 30 days would become 12 years. Based on his memoir, Duffy of San Quentin tells the story of the warden's pivotal early tenure through the prism of his interactions with volatile inmate Edward Harper (Louis Hayward). Filmmaker Walter Doniger guides the action. He next made the prison film The Steel Cage (with Kelly and Maureen O’Sullivan returning as the Duffys) and explored life behind bars again in The Steel Jungle
- Louis Hayward as Edward 'Romeo' Harper
- Joanne Dru as Anne Halsey
- Paul Kelly as Warden Clinton T. Duffy
- Maureen O'Sullivan as Gladys Duffy
- George Macready as John C. Winant
- Horace McMahon as Pierson
- Irving Bacon as Doc Sorin
- Joel Fluellen as Bill Lake
- Joe Turkel as Frank Roberts
- Jonathan Hale as Boyd
- Michael McHale as Pinto
- Peter Brocco as Nealy
- Marshall Bradford as Lowell
- DeForest Kelley as Eddie Lee
- Sandy Aaronson as Guard
- "Duffy of San Quentin (1954) - Overview". TCM.com. 1954-02-09. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
- Crowther, Bosley (1954-02-10). "Movie Review - Duffy of San Quentin - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
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