Chain Gang

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Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy), masquerades as a prison guard and gets a job attached to the chain gang. Using a tiny camera in the shape of a cigarette lighter, he takes pictures of and documents the miserable conditions. The sadist guard captain, Captain Duncan (Emory Parnell), learns about Cliff's activities and has him beaten by the other guards. Roberts escapes to write his expose that brings about some prison reforms.

  1. Lew Landers


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  1. Douglas Kennedy

    Douglas Kennedy

    Cliff Roberts

  2. Marjorie Lord

    Marjorie Lord

    Rita McKelvey

  3. Emory Parnell

    Emory Parnell

    Capt. Duncan

  4. William 'Bill' Phillips

    William 'Bill' Phillips

    Roy Snead

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 10m

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Revenue -

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  • January 11, 1950



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