I am a fugitive from a chain gang
Published for Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research by University of Wisconsin Press, 1981 - Performing Arts - 197 pages
Since its release in 1932, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" had earned a reputation as one of the few Hollywood products that can be associated directly with social change. Film historians attribute the reform of the southern chain gang system to the public outrage generated by this movie, which depicts a true story. In addition to being an important social document, the film remains a gripping experience for filmgoers today because of its unusual dramatic conception, its hauntingly inconclusive ending, and Paul Muni's performance as the good boy forced to go wrong. This book includes the complete screenplay.
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Allen and Bomber Allen James Allen looks Allen nods Allen stands Allen's face allen's truck barber Barney Berton Churchill bridge Brown Holmes bunk Burns Burns's bushes camera pulls back chain gang character CLOSE-UP ALLEN CLOSE-UP OF ALLEN convicts Darryl Zanuck desk dissolve door double-exposed eyes FADE OUT FADE feet film flophouse Fugitive FULL SHOT Georgia glances Glenda Farrell going grabs grin guard hand helen highway James Allen Linda marie Mervyn LeRoy Mike mother moves movie Negro Newark newspaper Nordine Parker Paul Muni Pete picks Preston Foster prison camp Production Files puts ramsey rises road salesman scene Screenplay screenwriting seat Sebastian shackles shakes his head Sheridan Gibney sheriff shoes shooting smiles Sol Polito stares starts station story studio swinging his sledge tense touring car train turns United Artists voice walks warden Warner Brothers whistle window yelping Zanuck