Howard Hawks (Twentieth Century) made his first film for Columbia Pictures with this pre-Code prison movie. The great Walter Huston (Dragonwyck) stars as a district attorney-turned-prison warden who gets to witness first-hand the effects of his convictions, especially Phillip Holmes (An American Tragedy), imprisoned after killing a man in a drunken brawl. Co-starring Boris Karloff (Frankenstein), The Criminal Code is tough, no-nonsense, quintessential Hawks. Extras High definition remaster Original mono soundtrack Audio commentary with film historian Nora Fiore... (2021) The Howard Hawks Masterclass with John Carpenter (1997): archival audio recording of an event from the British Film Institute's 1997 Howard Hawks retrospective at the National Film Theatre, London Kim Newman on Boris Karloff (2021): the author and critic discusses the non-horror roles of the iconic actor Codes and Convictions (2021): video essay comparing The Criminal Code with its 1950 film noir remake, Convicted Lux Radio Theatre: The Criminal Code' (1937): radio adaptation starring Edward G Robinson Image gallery: publicity and promotional material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Philip Kemp, extracts from interviews with Howard Hawks, Henri Langlois on the early sound films of Howard Hawks, overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change [show more]
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