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The Outer Gate (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 4 August 1937 (USA)
Bob Terry is in love with Lois Borden the daughter of his employer, John Borden. When some bonds are missing from the office, Bob is accused and because of Borden's strong sense of ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond Cannon (as Ray Cannon)

Writers:

Octavus Roy Cohen (novel), A. Laurie Brazee (scenario) (as Laurie Brazee)
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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Morgan ... John Borden
Kay Linaker ... Lois Borden
Ben Alexander ... Bob Terry
Eddie Acuff ... Todd Snannon (as Edward Acuff)
Charles Brokaw ... Carmody
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Bob Terry is in love with Lois Borden the daughter of his employer, John Borden. When some bonds are missing from the office, Bob is accused and because of Borden's strong sense of obligation to his stockholders, Bob is railroaded to prison. A few years later, the real thief is apprehended and Bob is released. He now begins his plan for revenge against Borden with the aid of his prison cell mate Todd and a gangster, John Carmody. Soon, some bonds are missing again and Borden knows Bob is involved but because Bob has suffered at his hands before, Borden assumes the responsibility and is about to be sentenced to prison. Todd is shot while trying to steal the bonds back from Carmody, but gets the bonds back to Bob and, before he dies, begs Bob to return them to the owner. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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At last his scheme triumphed, and then he learned that love and sacrifice outweigh hate! See more »

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forgettable second-feature prodigal tale
3 June 2001 | by Matt MosesSee all my reviews

A typically thin Monogram production. Good guy Ben Alexander becomes a bad guy when boss Ralph Morgan puts him in prison for years for an embezzlement crime he didn't commit. Released upon the suicide confession of the guilty party, Alexander turns to a life of vengeance. His former boss feels guilty about having had a fine employee put away for so long and lets him live in his spacious house and spend quality time with his (not so) lovely daughter Kay Linaker. The bad guy helps his criminal friends steal a quarter of a million dollars from the house safe and then almost has Morgan put away for the same crime with which he had been wrongly pinned. An eleventh hour prodigal son conclusion leaves the viewer a little confused about the proceedings (but probably ready to start another, more satisfying movie). Overlong at 64 minutes.


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Language:

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