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Seven Miles From Alcatraz

1942 1h 2m Drama List
Reviews 17% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Alcatraz inmates Champ (James Craig) and Jimbo (Frank Jenks), who were gangsters on the outside, learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor and get the idea that the island prison they call home is sure to be the next attack site. They break out of jail and make it to a tiny lighthouse isle, where they take the few inhabitants hostage. But when Champ and Jimbo uncover a Nazi plot to take over the lighthouse, the crooks must choose to either flee or stay put and stick up for their country. Read More Read Less
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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Surprisingly suspenseful patriotic wartime programmer about Nazi shenanigans in a lighthouse near Alcatraz. Rated: B- Mar 28, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D I love seeing Granville given a more mature role but there isn't much here. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Audience Member good prison/escape pic Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome propaganda movie! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1942) -- [4.0] -- James Craig and Frank Jenks escape from Alcatraz and take up shelter at a nearby lighthouse. The convicts manage to keep the lighthouse staff at bay, but things get a bit more challenging when a trio of Nazi spies join the party. "Seven Miles from Alcatraz" is claustrophobic and stagey, with some icky overacting from James Craig. The narration doesn't help, and the end of the movie -- which sees the convicts forgiven for their aid in uncovering the Nazi scheme -- is just plain corny. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Una peli de esas baratas pero entretenida!!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Alcatraz inmates Champ (James Craig) and Jimbo (Frank Jenks), who were gangsters on the outside, learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor and get the idea that the island prison they call home is sure to be the next attack site. They break out of jail and make it to a tiny lighthouse isle, where they take the few inhabitants hostage. But when Champ and Jimbo uncover a Nazi plot to take over the lighthouse, the crooks must choose to either flee or stay put and stick up for their country.
Director
Edward Dmytryk
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 2m
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