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Unchained (1955)

 |  Drama, Crime  |  January 1956 (Turkey)
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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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Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch ...
Steve Davitt (as Elroy Hirsch)
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Mary Davitt
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Kenyon J. Scudder
Todd Duncan ...
Bill Howard
Johnny Johnston ...
Eddie Garrity
Peggy Knudsen ...
Elaine
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Joe Ravens
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Leonard Haskins
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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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January 1956 (Turkey)  »

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Escape - Die Flucht  »

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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 »

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Unchained (Lonely River)
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Hy Zaret
Performed by Todd Duncan
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Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
3 July 2004 | by (Essex CT USA) – See all my reviews

Although this film did not garner much attention upon it's release, it is notable in that it's lead character was not a professional actor. Elroy Hirsch, a pro football player, gave a wonderful performance as an "everyman" who represented how an average person could be lost in a strange world - a prison system.

Mr. Hirsch died recently. His forte was in sports and his acting was peripheral to his sport career, but his solo effort in film work was sincere and emotional - perhaps on a level that could not be felt by a pro actor.

I was saddened to learn of his passing, not only because of his feats on the gridiron, but because he had ventured heroically onto the field of film and had given it his best - we could expect no less of a man like Crazylegs. RIP.


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