Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
 
 

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) Movie Information

Your Rating:
   
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Buy I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) DVD from AmazonBuy I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:

1606

Avg. Rating:

2.98/4

# of Ratings:

30

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/19/1932

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Actors:

Paul Muni
Helen Vinson
Allen Jenkins
Glenda Farrell
Edward Ellis
Hale Hamilton

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Related Movie Lists

movies of 1932 by skater4159 Need to see 1933 by Daniel
Top Films of 1932 by Neobowler Top Movie List by Jock
Best Picture Nominees by JennyRose Top Drama by Lugano777
Top Movies of 1932 by Gabe 1932 by Moviehead
best picture 1933 by Ichabod Crane Top Movie List by Nathalie

Quick Movie Reviews

Gabe 05/19/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Normally, this would be right in my wheelhouse, but it now feels dated and makes no sense. Why would he choose to go back to Kentucky and serve out the rest of his time when the state of Illinois was fighting for him? But, then again, if he doesn't, then there is no film. I believe the point that was trying to be made was that chain gangs are bad. And it does convey that, but I think this film tells us more about the state of Kentucky that anything. If you have noting else to do on a Saturday afternoon, like I did, see it, it's not great, but it will keep you entertained.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

dukeakasmudge 09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Nothings better then the original

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

woody 02/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Paul Muni is just about over the top in this one, but his all-out turn as a nice guy who gets some really bad breaks makes this one of the best movies of the thirties. He pulls you right into his desperation and you want things to work out just as much as he does. The rest of the cast is just OK, but with Muni it doesn't matter. Watch through to the end, one of the most memorable closing scenes in movie history.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 

brendoman 12/07/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This is an amazing movie. Basically it is about a man who returns from fighting in World War I, grows tired of his job and degenerates into a drifter, and is falsely accuse of a crime. He ends up in the brutal Georgia chain gang system. This movie had a significant impact on that system in real life and is very powerful. The performances are outstanding. Cool Hand Luke owes quite a lot to this film and I highly recommend this to any fans of Cool Hand Luke.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Nolane
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies I Want To See by Rod
Best films of 2006 by Daniel
Movies of 2018 by Stoney McStonerson
Top Films of 2013 by Neobowler
Top Movie List by Ben
My Wish List by bigman29

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy