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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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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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Trivia

The song "Unchained Melody" popularized in the US by Al Hibbler and Roy Hamilton, and in Britain by Jimmy Young 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 »

Soundtracks

Unchained (Lonely River)
Music by Alex North
Lyrics by Hy Zaret
Performed by Todd Duncan
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I was only 10 years old but it made a lasting impression
12 June 1999 | by (NJ, USA) – 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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