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I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
edited by John E. O'Connor and Tino Balio
by Robert Elliott Burns
University of Wisconsin Press, 1981
Paper: 978-0-299-08754-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1997.I13
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.4372

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

    Since its release in 1932, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang had earned a reputation as one of the few Hollywood products that can be associated directly with social change. Film historians attribute the reform of the southern chain gang system to the public outrage generated by this movie, which depicts a true story.
    In addition to being an important social document, the film remains a gripping experience for filmgoers today because of its unusual dramatic conception, its hauntingly inconclusive ending, and Paul Muni's performance as the good boy forced to go wrong.

This book includes the complete screenplay.


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