I Am a Fugitive from a Chain GangClosed Captioning
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Academy Award-winner Paul Muni ("Scarface," "The Story of Louis Pastor") received an Oscar-nomination as a World War I vet who is wrongly convicted of armed robbery and is sentenced to hard labor where he endures gross humiliation and torture at the hands of a sadistic warden. Based upon a true story. Directed by Oscar-nominee Mervyn LeRoy ("Random Harvest"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 20
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang is a picture with guts. It grips with its stark realism and packs lots of punch.
Fresh: Based on a true story, its style is simple, direct, forceful -- even after more than six decades.
Fresh: Muni gives a brilliant performance as a regular guy wrongly convicted of murder and subjected to the hardships and beatings of a dehumanising chain gang regime.
Fresh: Suprisingly no-holds-barred portrait of institutional bullying for such an early film.
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This movie... changed my life. I'm serious. Paul Muni and Glenda Farrel do a terrific job portraying a lost couple in love. Unbelievable.
This is the toughest chain gang movie ever!