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I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Docudrama
Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Jaded World War I veteran James Allen dreams of creating a new life, but those dreams are shattered when he is implicated in a robbery and sentenced to 10 years on a chain gang. The brutal prison conditions compel James to break out and flee to Chicago, where he assumes a new identity and, over time, becomes a successful businessman. His freedom and happiness are threatened, however, when his scheming landlady discovers his secret and threatens to blackmail him.

Cast :

  • Paul Muni
  • James Allen/Allen James
  • Glenda Farrell
  • Marie Woods
  • Helen Vinson
  • Helen
  • Preston Foster
  • Pete
  • Edward Ellis
  • Bomber Wells
  • Allen Jenkins
  • Barney Sykes
  • Noel Francis
  • Linda
  • Berton Churchill
  • The Judge
Producers :
Hal B. Wallis
Writers :
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