I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Poster

Release Date: November 19th, 1932

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Jaded World War I veteran James Allen (Paul Muni) dreams of creating a new life, but those dreams are shattered when he is implicated in a robbery and sentenced to 10 years on a chain gang. The brutal prison conditions compel James to break out and flee to Chicago, where he assumes a new identity and, over time, becomes a successful businessman. His freedom and happiness are threatened, however, when his scheming landlady (Glenda Farrell) discovers his secret and threatens to blackmail him.

Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Preston Foster, Edward Ellis, Allen Jenkins, Noel Francis, Berton Churchill

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Warner Brothers, The Vitaphone Corporation

Distributors: Warner Bros., Key Video, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Intense, Underdog, Prison, Transformation, 1930s, Escape


Nominated Outstanding Production
Nominated Actor