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I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang


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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
9.23 /10
 
Starring
Paul Muni , Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson
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Directed by: Mervyn Le Roy
Written by: Sheridan Gibney, Brown Holmes, Robert E. Burns

 
 
 
Released: 1932
   
Genre: DRAMA
IMPORTANT
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 90
 
 


 
Prison experiences turn an innocent man (Paul Muni, pictured) into a savage criminal.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Paul Muni gives his most powerful performance in this prison movie milestone, one of Mervyn Le Roy's finest - and, shockingly, based on a true story. Drastic reforms of the US penal system followed the film's release. It can still disturb, although the supporting performances look awfully one-dimensional. Sol Polito's cinematography is outstanding.



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