Parole! 1936. USA. Directed by Lew Landers. 67 min.
B movies were always a part of Universal’s business plan, but under Junior Laemmle even the bread-and-butter productions reflected increased ambition. An early effort by the deft and insanely prolific Lew Landers (still working under his real name, Louis Friedlander), Parole! is a crime thriller, co-written by Horace McCoy, that finds time in its 65 minutes to editorialize on behalf of ex-convicts while providing plenty of violent action.