Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him.
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Did You Know?
The original ending of the film called for Joe and Mabel to be shot to death, but the commercial failure of You Only Live Once
(1937), which had a tragic ending, compelled the Warner Bros. studio heads to demand a happy ending. When writer Robert Rossen
refused to write the new ending, Seton I. Miller
was brought in to write it. See more
In the trial the defence attorney apparently calls all his witnesses, then makes a speech to the jury, then calls a final witness. An attorney has to wait until all the witnesses have testified before making a speech. See more
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My Wild Irish Rose
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Played at the diner and sung by Nick
Also played when Mabel and Joe say goodbye to Nick See more