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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 »
A curious movie, colored in black, white, and dark
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.
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