Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham (Sylvia Sidney) and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

  1. Fritz Lang


  2. Gene Towne


  3. C. Graham Baker


Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Eddie Taylor

  2. Sylvia Sidney

    Sylvia Sidney

    Joan Graham

  3. Barton MacLane

    Barton MacLane

    Stephen Whitney

  4. Jean Dixon

    Jean Dixon

    Bonnie Graham

  5. William Gargan

    William Gargan

    Father Dolan

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 29, 1937


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 26m

Budget $575.00

Revenue -



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