The Criminal Code

Phillips Holmes has a crowded cell in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes and Constance Cummings in a scene from The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes’ stiff sentence involves prison time in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

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Inmate Boris Karloff takes a hostage against warden Walter Huston in an original publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931).

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Phillips Holmes and Walter Huston in an original publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

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Boris Karloff and Phillips Holmes in The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

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the warden questions one of the inmates about having an affair with his daughter in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931), Howard Hawks’ second sound film.

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Warden Walter Huston tells it straight to convict Phillips Holmes in a screencap from The Criminal Code (1931) who happens to be Huston’s daughter’s boyfriend.

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Phillips Holmes and Constance Cummings are sweethearts in The Criminal Code (1931).

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father gets close to his daughter with daughter’s boyfriend behind the door in a publicity still for The Criminal Code (1931)

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Phillips Holmes as convict Robert Graham comes before Walter Huston as Warden Brady in The Criminal Code (1931).

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Phillips Holmes is on trial in The Criminal Code (1931).  Phllips was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and died at the age of 35 in a plane collision over Ontario, Canada as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force.   Phillips still managed 39 acting credits in his career, from a 1919 uncredited bit, to 1938 when he chose to fight in World War II.