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Film Classics in 35mm! Unfinished Business / Parting Glances

I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG

United States | 1932 | Mervyn LeRoy

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This pre-Code classic is probably the most potent and memorable of Warner Bros’ 1930s social-justice films, influencing countless movies that followed. Paul Muni is unforgettable as an innocent man serving time on a brutal, barbaric Southern chain gang. Though he eventually escapes and begins a new life in Chicago under an alias, he lives in constant fear of being discovered and returned. “Haunted a generation…One of the great closing scenes in the history of film.” –Pauline Kael. 35mm. 93 min.

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