New Movies: In Stir

Things have changed up the river. Lenny Bruce was fond of casting the typical oldtime prison flick with little-known B players: "Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, George E. Stone, Frankie Darro, Warren Hymer, Nat Pendleton, and the Woman Across the Bay, Ann Dvorak." But now, judging from Riot, the big house has gone mod, and there is no need for such durable old stereotypes. Riot concocts a fresh new batch all its own.

As usual, the inmates are restless. They gripe endlessly, snarl out of the sides of their mouths and generally brood up a storm. Finally, the boys in isolation...

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