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Road Gang (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 28 March 1936 (USA)
Jim Larrabie and Bob Gordon, two reporters, are sent to prison on bogus charges after exposing the corrupt practices of J.W. Moett and Dudley. The two suffer extreme cruelty due to the sadistic behavior of the warden and guards.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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James 'Jim' Larrabie
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Barbara Winston
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Robert 'Bob' Gordon
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Harry Shields (editor)
Henry O'Neill ...
George Winston
Joe King ...
J.W. Moett (changed from Metcalfe) (as Joseph King)
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Warden Parmenter
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Mine Warden Grayson
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Doctor
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Atty. Gen. Marsden (as William Davidson)
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Sam Dawson (guard with whip)
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Pete (friendly convict)
Eddie Shubert ...
Buck Draper
Edward Van Sloan ...
Mr. Dudley (lawyer) (as Ed Van Sloan)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Jake (motorcycle cop) (as Ben Hendricks)
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Jim Larrabie and Bob Gordon, two reporters, are sent to prison on bogus charges after exposing the corrupt practices of J.W. Moett and Dudley. The two suffer extreme cruelty due to the sadistic behavior of the warden and guards.

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They're Fugitives From a ROAD GANG ... and They'll Never Go Back Alive!

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28 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condenados ao Inferno  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character played by Joe King is shown in the opening credits as Moett. On the TCM print every time this character is mentioned it's clear the actors are saying Metcalf even though the sound drops out as if being censored. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Bob' Gordon: It's funny... darkies can always find something to sing about.
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Soundtracks

Lullaby of Broadway
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Hummed by Donald Woods and Carlyle Moore Jr.
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An enjoyable B film with a solid cast.
19 October 2001 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those "B" films that doesn't get much airplay but show up periodically to my delight as an avid aficionado of "B" movies. A solid cast of second leads and character actors....Donald Woods, Henry O'Neil, Charles Middleton and a very young Marc Lawrence. It mirrors "I Was A Fugitive From a Chain Gang", the Paul Muni "A" list movie of that time in that it deals with the conditions of southern prisons in the 20's and 30's An interesting sidelight to this movie which was mentioned by the preceding reviewer....the post-dubbing of the character Moett's name. In the film,it is obviously "Metcalf" but has been post-dubbed to "Moett". I have searched extensively for the reason but can't find out why this was done. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the "B" movies....low budget, hackneyed dialogue and last minute reprieves....it's the stuff "B"'s were made of!


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