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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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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Drama | Crime

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January 1956 (Turkey)  »

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Escape - Die Flucht  »

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The song "Unchained Melody" popularized by Al Hibbler and Roy Hamilton in 1955, the year of the film ,and later by Vito and The Salutations as well as The Righteous Brothers in the mid 1960s, first surfaced on the soundtrack of this movie as composed by Alex North. 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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A classic moral drama, high-lighted by fine performances and the unforgettable "Unchained Melody"
13 February 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Long before Whoopi and Swayze, even before the Righteous Brothers, came this dandy little low budget tale of the men's prison at Chino, California. The drama centers on the division of one man's soul...part of him wants to continue his criminal ways, and attempt escape, while the other half wants to get home to his wife and family. Former sports great Hirsch turns in a surprising inspired performance, and Hale and Morris prove up to their respective tasks. And of course, the haunting "Unchained Melody" is enough to make you want to watch it over and over.


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