I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

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Overview

Warner Bros.' hard-hitting chain-gang movie was a faithful adaptation of the similarly titled autobiography of Robert Elliot Burns. Paul Muni plays World War I veteran James Allen, whose plans of becoming a master architect evaporate in the cold light of economic realities. Times get really tough when he's falsely convicted of a crime and forced to work on a chain gang.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $195,845.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 19, 1932
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 50

  1. Paul Muni

    Paul Muni
    James Allen

  2. Glenda Farrell

    Glenda Farrell
    Marie Woods

  3. Helen Vinson
  4. Noel Francis
  5. Preston Foster
  6. Allen Jenkins

    Allen Jenkins
    Barney Sykes

  7. Berton Churchill

    Berton Churchill
    The Judge

  8. Edward Ellis

    Edward Ellis
    Bomber Wells

  9. David Landau

    David Landau
    The Warden

  10. Hale Hamilton

    Hale Hamilton
    Rev. Allen

  11. Sally Blane
  12. LC
  13. EB

    Everett Brown
    Strong Prisoner

  14. Willard Robertson

    Willard Robertson
    Prison Board Chairman

  15. Robert McWade

    Robert McWade
    F.E. Ramsey

  16. Robert Warwick
  17. WL
  18. Charles Middleton

    Charles Middleton
    Train Conductor (uncredited)

  19. Dennis O'Keefe

    Dennis O'Keefe
    Café Chateau Dancer (uncredited)

  20. Wallis Clark

    Wallis Clark
    Chicago Lawyer (uncredited)

  21. Erville Alderson

    Erville Alderson
    Police Chief (uncredited)

  22. Irving Bacon

    Irving Bacon
    Bill - Barber (uncredited)

  23. Reginald Barlow

    Reginald Barlow
    Mr. Parker (uncredited)

  24. James Bell

    James Bell
    Red (uncredited)

  25. FB

    Frederick Burton
    Southern Prison Official (uncredited)

  26. AB

    A.S. Byron
    Cop in Barber Shop (uncredited)

  27. CM

    Charles McAvoy
    Cop (uncredited)

  28. EC

    Eddy Chandler
    Job Foreman (uncredited)

  29. G. Pat Collins

    G. Pat Collins
    Wilson (uncredited)

  30. George Cooper

    George Cooper
    Vaudevillian (uncredited)

  31. JC

    Jack Curtis
    Prison Guard (uncredited)

  32. Harry Woods

    Harry Woods
    Prison Guard (uncredited)

  33. JM

    John Marston
    Prison Commissioner (uncredited)

  34. Douglass Dumbrille

    Douglass Dumbrille
    District Attorney (uncredited)

  35. J. Frank Glendon

    J. Frank Glendon
    Arresting Officer (uncredited)

  36. LS

    Lee Shumway
    Arresting Officer (uncredited)

  37. LK

    Lew Kelly
    Diner Cook (uncredited)

  38. Jack La Rue

    Jack La Rue
    Ackerman (uncredited)

  39. Edward LeSaint

    Edward LeSaint
    Chamber of Commerce Chairman (uncredited)

  40. WL

    Walter Long
    Blacksmith (uncredited)

  41. JL

    Jack Low
    Big Prisoner (uncredited)

  42. EM

    Edward McNamara
    Second Warden (uncredited)

  43. WP

    William Pawley
    Doggy (uncredited)

  44. Charles Sellon

    Charles Sellon
    Hot Dog Stand Owner (uncredited)

  45. AD

    Allen D. Sewall
    Train Station Guard (uncredited)

  46. WH

    William H. Strauss
    Pawnbroker (uncredited)

  47. Sheila Terry

    Sheila Terry
    Allen's Secretary (uncredited)

  48. Fred 'Snowflake' Toones

    Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
    Marine on Ship (uncredited)

  49. JW

    Jack Wise
    Tailor (uncredited)

  50. John Wray

    John Wray
    Nordine (uncredited)

Crew 14

Art

  1. JO

    Jack Okey
    Art Direction

Camera

  1. SP

    Sol Polito
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. O

    Orry-Kelly
    Costume Design

  2. EJ

    Eugene Joseff
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. Mervyn LeRoy

    Mervyn LeRoy
    Director

  2. AA

    Al Alleborn
    Assistant Director

Editing

  1. WH

Production

  1. HB

    Hal B. Wallis
    Producer

Sound

  1. BK

    Bernhard Kaun
    Original Music Composer

  2. LF

    Leo F. Forbstein
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. RE
  2. HJ

    Howard J. Green
    Screenplay

  3. BH

    Brown Holmes
    Screenplay

  4. SG

    Sheridan Gibney
    Screenplay

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