The Criminal Code (1930)

“The criminal code is my bible. ” – Mark Brady

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A District Attorney decides to run for Governor in order to help stamp out corruption on all levels of the system.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident while seeking out movies form this year.

I knew nothing about it gong in and was taken by complete surprise as to how enjoyable it was.

Walter Huston is superb in the lead role and helps make the viewer see how integrity and perseverance can lead to much better things along the way.

As a successful attorney for the State, he has personally dealt with a lot of criminal elements and wishes to use that knowledge to help make things even better.

I really enjoyed watching his interactions with the criminal element and how she shows no fear n mater the situation.

The scene in the barber shop specifically stood out for me and helps set a certain tone for the way that things unfold.

Loved seeing Boris Karloff as a dangerous prisoner because of the way that it all plays out.

The romance aspects of he story also come across well and this helps make things even more thrilling to watch since we never know what direction things are moving in due to the mix of genres along the way.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The prison yard sequence was shot at M-G-M, using the set originally built for “The Big House” (1930). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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