Convict 99

Convict 99

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A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and is assigned in charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a school rather than a prison, he celebrates accordingly only to find that his drunkenness accidently lands him on the wrong side of the prison bars. The Governorship is eventually restored to him, and he sets about popularising himself amongst the convicts by turning a blind eye to their shady dealings.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Alf Goddard as Sykes Basil McGrail as Bates Basil Radford as Deputy Governor Dennis Wyndham as Head Warder Garry Marsh as Johnson Googie Withers as Lottie Graham Moffatt as Albert Brown Graham Soutten as Raymond Kathleen Harrison as Mabel Moore Marriott as Jerry the Mole Peter Gawthorne as Sir Cyril Teddy Brown as Slim Charlie Wilfred Walter as Max Slessor Will Hay as Dr. Benjamin Twist


Produced by Edward Black Directed by Marcel Varnel Written by Jack Davis Jr, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest & Ralph Smart Running Time 84 minutes. Released 1938

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©Cinema Club 2001

Film Images ©1938 Gainsborough Pictures Ltd.

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