Robert Montgomery plays a man convicted of drunk driving manslaughter, who is hardened by his contacts with the prisoners in the overcrowded prison in which he is incarcerated. The other stars are Chester Morris, Wallace Beery and Lewis Stone.
Marion won the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement. Douglas Shearer also won the Academy Award for Sound, and Wallace Beery was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the film was nominated fot Best Picture.
Other movies with the same name were released in 1998 and 2000.