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I am a fugitive from a chain gang

Author: Mervyn LeRoyHoward J GreenBrown HolmesPaul MuniGlenda FarrellAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Turner Entertainment ; Culver City, Calif. : MGM/UA Home Video, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ex-soldier wrongly condemned to hard labor on a Georgia chain gang suffers cruelty and misery. The brutalities of the chain gang were so emphatically exposed that there was a public outcry when this film was shown, resulting in drastic reforms of the system. The film was adapted from a novel by Robert Elliott Burns who in real life was sentenced to a chain gang after taking part in a minor robbery.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Prison films
Named Person: Robert Elliott Burns; Robert Elliott Burns
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn LeRoy; Howard J Green; Brown Holmes; Paul Muni; Glenda Farrell; Helen Vinson; Preston Foster; Robert Elliott Burns; Vitaphone Corp.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0792814223 9780792814221
OCLC Number: 27885107
Notes: Based on the novel "I am a Fugitive From a Georgia Chain Gang" by Robert Elliott Burns.
Videodisc release of the 1932 motion picture.
Credits: Director, Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay, Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes; photography, Sol Polito.
Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 12 in.
Details: Extended play (with chapter stops).
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures & the Vitaphone Corp. present ; by Robert E. Burns ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Howard J. Green & Brown Holmes.

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An ex-soldier wrongly condemned to hard labor on a Georgia chain gang suffers cruelty and misery. The brutalities of the chain gang were so emphatically exposed that there was a public outcry when this film was shown, resulting in drastic reforms of the system. The film was adapted from a novel by Robert Elliott Burns who in real life was sentenced to a chain gang after taking part in a minor robbery.

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