They Made Me A Criminal

743. THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL (1939-usa). WITH the dead end kids, john Garfield, claude rains, ann sheridan, may robson. Directed by busby berkeley, music by max steiner. John Garfield’s moving portrayal Of a new boxing champion’s downfall, from a no- smoking, no-swearing, no-drinking, mom-loving kid, to a fugitive on the run from a murder charge. Arriving in California farm country, the ex-champ finds romance (and the Dead End Kids), but is evenĂ‚tually drawn back to the ring and discovery. Garfield is in his true element, virile and tough outside but warm and sensitive inside a pleasant type-cast that fits Garfield like an old boxing glove…right down to the big fight finale. 92 minutes. Drama