They Made Me a Criminal

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They Made Me a Criminal ★★½ I Became a Criminal; They Made Me a Fugitive 1939

A champion prizefighter, believing he murdered a man in a drunken brawl, runs away. He finds refuge in the West with the Dead End Kids. Remake of “The Life of Jimmy Dolan.” Berkeley was best-known for directing and choreographing musicals and surprisingly did very well with this movie. 92m/ B VHS, DVD . John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Claude Rains, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bobby Jordan, Billy Halop; D: Busby Berkeley; W: Sid Herzig; C: James Wong Howe; M: Max Steiner.