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My Six Convicts
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Produced by Stanley Kramer
Written by Donald Powell Wilson (book)
Michael Blankfort (screenplay)
Starring John Beal
Gilbert Roland
Millard Mitchell
Marshall Thompson
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Guy Roe
Editing by Gene Havlick
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Running time 104 mins.
Country  United States
Language Enlgish

My Six Convicts is a 1952 comedy drama film adapted from the autobiographical book written by Donald Powell Wilson. The film was adapted for the screen by screenwriter Michael Blankfort and directed by Hugo Fregonese who was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.



My Six Convicts is the true story of a prison psychologist (John Beal) and his attempts to get through to his incarcerated patients. While dealing with serious issues, the film was created in comedic form. While the film is true to the overall spirit of the book, dramatic license was taken with the adaptation and certain events (e.g., the failed prison break and the resulting death of an innocent inmate) are fictional and were created solely to add dramatic elements to the film.

Primary cast

Award and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1953 Golden Globe Award Won Best Supporting Actor Millard Mitchell
Directors Guild of America Award Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Hugo Fregonese

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