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Road Gang (1936)

Passed | | 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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Harry Shields
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George Winston
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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 (as Olin Howlin)
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Atty. Gen. Marsden (as William Davidson)
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Sam Dawson
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Pete
Eddie Shubert ...
Buck Draper
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Mr. Dudley (as Ed Van Sloan)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Jake (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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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

I Wandered Far Away From God
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Music by William J. Kirkpatrick
Sung by an unidentified convict at the memorial
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in my opinion--one of the best "little" pictures
15 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a great little film. I found it to be heartbreaking to watch, because things like this did happen in the South in the past. Donald Woods and Carlyle Moore, Jr.(one of my favorite unsung actors) are excellent in this film. This film is always compared to "I Was A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" and although the comparison is unfair, it is still a great film to watch.


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