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Unchained (1955)

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Steve Davitt (as Elroy Hirsch)
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Kenyon J. Scudder
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Eddie Garrity
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Elaine
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Joe Ravens
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Leonard Haskins
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Win Davitt
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A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

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"If trouble starts, it'll make Chino another San Quentin and any man can start it!" See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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January 1956 (Turkey)  »

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Escape - Die Flucht  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jazz saxophone player Dexter Gordon is featured in an uncredited role as a sax player in the prison jazz band. The film was shot at the correctional facility in Chino, California, where Gordon was then serving time for possession of heroin. Leonard Maltin, in his 1995 Movie Guide, states that jazz legend Georgie Auld dubbed in Dexter Gordon's sax playing. See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.31 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go
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Music by Albert L. Peace
Lyrics by George Matheson
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I was only 10 years old but it made a lasting impression
12 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This was one of just a handful of movies I can remember seeing at that age but I can still remember how I felt watching it. Even as a 10 year old, the emotions that welled up in me int he scene where he sung the title song was tremendous. Strangely enough I don't recall feeling that way during a movie until seeing Ghost!


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