Those High Grey Walls

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These High Grey Walls
Directed by Charles Vidor
Produced by B. B. Kahane
Screenplay byLewis Meltzer
Gladys Lehman
Based on William A. Wellman
(based on a story by)
Starring Walter Connolly
Onslow Stevens
Cinematography John Stumar
Edited by Gene Milford
Color process Black and white
Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 21, 1939 (1939-09-21)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Those High Grey Walls is a 1939 American crime film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Walter Connolly and Onslow Stevens. [1]


It is also known as The Gates of Alcatraz.


Dr. MacAuley, a kindly beloved country doctor, is sent to Fillmore Prison. His Crime was for removing a bullet from a young man who was escaping from the police.


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