Film series returns with ‘They Made Me a Criminal’

September 10, 2013

By Staff

The Second Saturday Film Series will be back Sept. 14 with “They Made Me A Criminal!”

The movie will show at 7 p.m. at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way.

The 1939 Warner Bros. socially conscious crime classic stars a young John Garfield, The Dead End Kids (playing teenagers, though some of them may have been older than Garfield at the time), Claude Rains and Ann Sheridan. It was directed by musical spectacular choreographer/director Busby Berkeley.

The plot features Garfield as a young boxer who thinks he may have killed someone while he was drunk and who hides out in a turpentine camp for delinquent youths.

Garfield is relentlessly pursued by Rains, who is obsessed with catching him. The plot bears a distinct resemblance to Les Miserables (which will play at Village Theatre next season).

The Second Saturday Film Series is sponsored by the city and the Issaquah Arts Commission.

Learn more by contacting Fred Hopkins at or 281-1726.


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