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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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Steve Davitt (as Elroy Hirsch)
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Mary Davitt
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Kenyon J. Scudder
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Bill Howard
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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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You can lock them in "The Hole"...put them on bread and water...use the bull-whip and the black-jack...but they're still men...with a man's longings! THE STORY OF CHINO PRISON, CALIFORNIA WHICH DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT...TOLD HOW IT HAPPENED...WHERE IT HAPPENED! See more »

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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

The version of the song 'Unchained Melody' that was included on the original soundtrack is performed by Todd Duncan. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Unchained (Lonely River)
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Hy Zaret
Performed by Todd Duncan
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A curious movie, colored in black, white, and dark
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie on the "big screen" as a boy, in a small town theater somewhere in New Mexico, I think. My family was on vacation at the time. My recollection is that the movie was uninteresting (to a 15 year old). I would love to see it again now, just to experience the difference that 50 years of living (my own) makes to the viewers perspective. Something about the movie must have stuck with me (and thousands of other folks), because the haunting theme song, Unchained Melody, became an inseparable component of both my adolescent and adult years.

You can review more info on the movie, and the authors of its indelible theme song on these web pages:

http://www.martin.mesanetworks.net/unchained/unchained.html


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