Experiment Alcatraz

Experiment Alcatraz

Director: Edward L. Cahn Cast: John Howard, Joan Dixon, Walter Kingsford

DVD (Pan & Scan)

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Experiment Alcatraz stars John Howard as a doctor who develops a serum to cure radioactive poisoning. He tests it on several Alcatraz "lifers," who have volunteered for the experiment on the promise of freedom if they survive. A murder within the group casts aspersions on the doctor, but the mystery is solved before the allotted hour's running time is up. While hardly a surefire candidate for box office success, Experiment Alcatraz was purchased for release by RKO for a sum of $100,000. The film had been independently produced a year before its distribution, its lack of production polish betraying its shoestring origins. Coincidentally, leading man John Howard "continued" in the medical profession as the star of the mid-1950s TV series Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2011
UPC: 0883316318065
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 0:58:00
Sales rank: 64,975

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Howard Dr. Ross Williams
Joan Dixon Joan McKenna
Walter Kingsford Dr. Finlay
Lynn Carter Ethel Ganz
Robert Shayne Barry Morgan
Kim Spalding Duke Shaw
Sam Scar Eddie Ganz
Kenneth MacDonald Col. Harris
Dick Cogan Dan Staley
Frank Cady Max Henry
Byron Foulger Jim Carlton
Ralph Peters Bartender
Lewis Martin Asst. District Attorney
Harry Lauter Richard
Raymond Largay Warden Keaton

Technical Credits
Edward L. Cahn Director,Producer
Phil Cahn Editor
George W. George Original Story
Irving Gertz Score Composer
Orville H. Hampton Screenwriter
Boris Leven Art Director
Jackson Rose Cinematographer
Otto Siegel Set Decoration/Design
George F. Slavin Original Story

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