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Chain Gang

Chain Gang

Douglas Kennedy
Director: Lew Landers Cast: Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy
, Marjorie Lord
Marjorie Lord
, Emory Parnell
Emory Parnell
Lew Landers


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Columbia's Chain Gang combines biting social commentary with good old-fashioned melodrama. Reporter Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy) intends to expose political corruption by posing as a convict and joining a prison chain gang. While a "guest of the state," Roberts gets the lowdown on how cheap convict labor is being brutally exploited by certain higher-ups. Unfortunately, his ruse is discovered, and soon Roberts is desperately clambering through treacherous hills and dismal swamps, with police bloodhounds hot on his trail. Producer Sam Katzman claimed that Chain Gang was "torn from today's headlines," but he was always saying things like that.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
UPC: 0043396415379
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 79,420

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Kennedy Cliff Roberts
Marjorie Lord Rita McKelvey
Emory Parnell Capt. Duncan
Thurston Hall John McKelvey
Harry V. Cheshire "Pop" O'Donnell
Don C. Harvey Langley
William Lechner Eddie
George Eldredge Adams
William Tannen Harry Cleaver
Frank Wilcox Lloyd Killgallen
Rusty Wescoatt Yates
George Robotham Reagan
Dorothy Vaughan Mrs. Briggs
William Fawcett Zeke
William "Bill" Phillips Snead

Technical Credits
Lew Landers Director
Howard J. Green Screenwriter
Sam Katzman Producer
Ira Morgan Cinematographer
Aaron Stell Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chain Gang
1. Chapter 1 [10:38]
2. Chapter 2 [9:20]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [11:07]
6. Chapter 6 [8:51]
7. Chapter 7 [9:46]

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