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A.k.a.
I Am a Fugitive from the Chain Gang
Year
1932
Runtime
92 min.
Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
8,727
Checks
2,578
Favs
301
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
11.7% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
33:1
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  1. monty's avatar

    monty

    Terrific film with a most haunting ending. 7 years 1 month ago
  2. Forrester's avatar

    Forrester

    Incredible movie that's entertaining and thought-provoking. It also stood the test of time really well. The film shows how horrific it was to be in a chain gang and it raises many questions about justice. It also contains many suspenseful scenes, like the escape attempts. The film is very fast-paced, Paul Muni's acting is great, and there are some neat editing tricks. The ending will probably haunt me for a long time. I really enjoyed this film and I was glued to the screen the entire time. 6 years 10 months ago
  3. meerkate's avatar

    meerkate

    Excellent film. Muni is absolutely sublime. 5 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in National Board of Review - Best Film
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  2. This movie ranks #11 in Film-noir
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  3. This movie ranks #15 in 1930s
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  4. This movie ranks #33 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  5. This movie ranks #43 in Doubling the Canon
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  6. This movie ranks #58 in National Film Registry
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  7. This movie ranks #63 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #84 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  9. This movie ranks #108 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  10. This movie ranks #323 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  11. This movie ranks #446 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  12. This movie ranks #593 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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