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I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG1932

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
© MCMXXXII Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

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Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

Ture Detective Mysteries (1932, Jan)

Burns' autobiography, first published as a magazine serial in 1932, chronicled his time spent in the Georgia penal system and his two prison escapes.   He was eventually pardoned by Ellis Arnal, the governor of Georgia, in 1945.

Producer Detail

PRODUCER DETAIL

Hal B. Wallis

Director Detail

DIRECTOR DETAIL

Mervyn LeRoy (c1950)

Film Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

1 hour, 32 minutes

An itinerant worker finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

When the film was released in November, 1932, Robert E. Burns, the author of the autobiography, was still imprisoned in the state of New Jersey awaiting extraditon proceedings back to the state of Georgia.

Public outrage generated by the film helped to lead to his release a few months later.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

The film is unrated.

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1932 Domestic Box Office Rank: #36U.S. flag
  • 1932 Adjusted Worldwide Box Office Rank: #6

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $76U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

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Film Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

1 hour, 32 minutes

An itinerant worker finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

When the film was released in November, 1932, Robert E. Burns, the author of the autobiography, was still imprisoned in the state of New Jersey awaiting extraditon proceedings back to the state of Georgia.

Public outrage generated by the film helped to lead to his release a few months later.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

The film is unrated.

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1932 Domestic Box Office Rank: #36U.S. flag
  • 1932 Adjusted Worldwide Box Office Rank: #6

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $76U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Location Filming

LOCATIONS