History Film / IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang

15th Feb '18 1:44:42 PM eroock
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* ClotheslineStealing: Allen has just escaped prison and comes across a farm where clothes are hanging out to dry. He "harvests" the clothesline and runs away with his new garments that turn out to fit perfectly.
24th Dec '17 10:52:18 AM Mdumas43073
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6th Aug '17 7:57:03 PM Mdumas43073
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9th Jun '17 11:42:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* StarCrossedLovers: James and Helen, who part forever at the end.


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* StarCrossedLovers: James and Helen, who part forever at the end.
21st Nov '16 1:59:56 AM Fireblood
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The film is based on the autobiographical book by Robert E. Burns entitled "I Am a Fugitive from the ''Georgia'' Chain Gang", published in 1930. The title was changed so as not to offend anyone from the Georgia. Still, the film outraged the Georgia authorities so much that they refused to pardon the book's author until 1945.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The film is based on the autobiographical book by Robert E. Burns entitled "I Am a Fugitive from the ''Georgia'' Chain Gang", published in 1930. The title was changed so as not to offend anyone from the Georgia. Still, the film outraged the Georgia authorities so much that they refused to pardon the book's author until 1945.
10th Oct '16 1:48:00 PM AnotherGuy
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In a reverse ShooTheDog, Jim leaves Helen forever, cutting her from him permanently, so she won't be caught up in his wrecked life.
10th Oct '16 1:46:05 PM AnotherGuy
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* WhamLine: "I ''steal''."
3rd Jun '16 10:57:46 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''''"I steal!"'''''

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3rd Jun '16 10:07:16 AM Doug86
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Muni plays Sergeant James Allen, who on his return home from WorldWarI knows he is now a changed man, and leaves home to go work in construction. However, along the way, he manages to talk to the wrong man at the wrong time, and on a trip to go get a bite to eat he is caught up in a robbery. Held at gunpoint, Allen is forced to steal 5 dollars from the restaurant (that's about 85 dollars today,) and when the man holding the gun at him dies, he takes the money and runs. He is soon caught, and sentenced to serve ten years on a DeepSouth chain gang.

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Muni plays Sergeant James Allen, who on his return home from WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI knows he is now a changed man, and leaves home to go work in construction. However, along the way, he manages to talk to the wrong man at the wrong time, and on a trip to go get a bite to eat he is caught up in a robbery. Held at gunpoint, Allen is forced to steal 5 dollars from the restaurant (that's about 85 dollars today,) and when the man holding the gun at him dies, he takes the money and runs. He is soon caught, and sentenced to serve ten years on a DeepSouth chain gang.



* ReturningWarVet: James fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and not far into the film, he's riding the rails looking for any kind of employment. It often gets overshadowed by the film's penal reform themes, but this movie also deals with how American war vets had been abandoned by the government.

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* ReturningWarVet: James fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and not far into the film, he's riding the rails looking for any kind of employment. It often gets overshadowed by the film's penal reform themes, but this movie also deals with how American war vets had been abandoned by the government.
14th Mar '16 3:02:28 PM eroock
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* PovertyFood: The prison inmates get a disgusting dish of grease, fried dough, pig fat and sorghum to eat, day in and day out, which Jim has a hard time adjusting to.
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