Those High Grey Walls

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These High Grey Walls
Directed by Charles Vidor
Screenplay byLewis Meltzer
Gladys Lehman
Based on William A. Wellman
(based on a story by)
Produced by B. B. Kahane
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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