Escape by Night (1937) a group of criminals on the run hide out in an abandoned farmhouse. They find themselves being "looked after" by a friendly dog, and soon afterwards they meet a blind man and his young daughter, and they begin to rethink the direction their lives have been taking. Desert Escape (a.k.a. Marked Men) (1940) Six Fugitives Break for Freedom! The setting: Tempe, Arizona, and the surrounding desert. The story revolves around Bill Carver, who was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. What makes this movie worth watching is his interaction with Grey Shadow, the dog and the old-fashioned sentiments expressed by the main characters.