I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
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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.
Terrific film with a most haunting ending.
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This movie ranks #1 in National Board of Review Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #3 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
This movie ranks #4 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
This movie ranks #29 in Doubling the Canon
This movie ranks #33 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Crime Top 50
This movie ranks #58 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #64 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #84 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
This movie ranks #112 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #323 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
This movie ranks #351 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #446 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #593 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown