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Convicts 4
Directed by Millard Kaufman
Produced by A. Ronald Lubin
Written by Millard Kaufman
John Resko
Starring Ben Gazzara
Stuart Whitman
Vincent Price
Rod Steiger
Music by Leonard Rosenman
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Editing by George White
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) United States September 15, 1962
Finland February 15, 1963
Running time 105 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Convicts 4 is a 1962 prison film starring Ben Gazzara and directed by Millard Kaufman. It is based on the autobiography of John Resko, Reprieve.

Plot summary

The film tells the true story of John Resko, who was condemned to the electric chair at the age of eighteen. He robbed and killed the owner of a pawnshop to get money to feed his young daughter. At the last minute he was reprieved by the governor (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, though not portrayed as such in the movie).

Resko has difficulty adjusting to life in prison. But he eventually adapts, with the help of fellow convicts played by Sammy Davis Junior, Ray Walston and Timothy Carey. Despite the title, the film focuses on Resko far more than the other three inmates.

While serving in prison, Resko becomes a talented painter. He gains the attention of members of the art world such as Carl Calmer, played by Vincent Price, who fight for his release. He is pardoned and reunited with his daughter and granddaughter, who is the same age as was Resko's daughter when he was first imprisoned.


External links

[jhon resko biografia[Category:1952



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