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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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Cast

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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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"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)  »

Also Known As:

Escape - Die Flucht  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the "B" movie of a double feature when it was released. 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 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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