The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) DVD (Region One - Playable in the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Beautiful re-mastered print Black and white approx. 80 min.
Starring: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, Ann Dvorak, Zachary Scott, Barbara Bates, Cyril Cusack, Jeanette Nolan
Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg Written by Ben Hecht (uncredited), Anna Hunger (story), Jack Pollexfen (story) and Victor Trivas (adaptation) Screenplay by Oscar Saul from the short story by Anna Hunger
Music by Sol Kaplan Cinematography by Leo Tover Edited by James B. Clark
Directed by Michael Gordon
After a group of convicts escapes from prison, they take refuge in the wilderness. While most of the crew are ruthless sociopaths, Jim Canfield (Glenn Ford) is an innocent man who was jailed under false pretenses. When Canfield and his fellow fugitives reach an isolated farming settlement where the men are all away, it creates tension with the local women. Things get more dire when rumors of hidden money arise, and Canfield discovers that the man who framed him is part of the community.