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I Am a Fugitive From Chain Gang

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:November 19, 1932
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster
Director:Mervyn LeRoy
Producer:Hal B. Wallis
Writer:Robert E. Burns, Howard J. Green
Distributor:Vitaphone Corporation

Description: Based on a true story, a Depression-era drama following the return of WWI veteran James Allen into a brutal Southern prison, after he's falsely accused of theft. Warner Brothers won box office success and a reputation for hard-hitting social commentary: Allen's prison life was so harrowingly realistic that massive chain gang reforms were instituted as a result and the character upon whom Allen was based was eventually pardoned.

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