The Criminal Code:Courtesy of Sony Pictures Repertory

The Criminal Code

Part of The Complete Howard Hawks
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1931, 97 mins., 35mm print from The Library of Congress. With Walter Huston, Boris Karloff, Constance Cummings. Hawks’s stylistically elegant, colorfully cast prison melodrama stars Walter Huston (whom Hawks called “the greatest actor I ever worked with”) as a prison warden who decides to give a young convict a second chance by hiring him as his valet.

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