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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

1932

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    Sight & Sound: Thomas Doherty
    July 03, 2015 | August 2015 Issue (p. 112)

    The bleakest Hollywood ending in the bleakest decade of the American century was the stone cold, pitch-black kiss off in I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), the gritty Warner Bros 'social consciousness' film directed by Mervyn LeRoy. As timely as the day's headlines, it was a searing indictment of two oppressive regimes: The medieval prison system operating in the Deep South and the economic lock-down suffocating the entire nation, the Great Depression.