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Release Date:
January 1956 (Turkey) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Small movie Large impact See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch ... Steve Davitt (as Elroy Hirsch)

Barbara Hale ... Mary Davitt

Chester Morris ... Kenyon J. Scudder
Todd Duncan ... Bill Howard
Johnny Johnston ... Eddie Garrity
Peggy Knudsen ... Elaine

Jerry Paris ... Joe Ravens

John Qualen ... Leonard Haskins

Tim Considine ... Win Davitt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Flint ... Parole Board (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Dexter Gordon ... Saxophone Player (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Police Captain (uncredited)

Kathryn Grant ... Sally Haskins (uncredited)
Bill Kennedy ... Sanders (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ... Mike Gladstone (uncredited)
Henry Nakamura ... Jerry Hakara (uncredited)
Robert Patten ... Johnny Swanson (uncredited)

Stafford Repp ... Mr. Miller, Prison Welding Supervisor (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Mr. Johnson (uncredited)

Directed by
Hall Bartlett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hall Bartlett 
Kenyon J. Scudder  book "Prisoners Are People"

Produced by
Hall Bartlett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Miller  (as Virgil E. Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator
Alex North .... conductor
Georgie Auld .... musician: saxophone, dubbing for Dexter Gordon (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | UK:U (cut)

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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 »
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Soundtrack:
Unchained (Lonely River)See more »

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7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Small movie Large impact, 6 May 2005
Author: knob-1 from United States

I saw this movie with my high school sweat heart and future wife of over 40 years. I will always remember this film, but the significance was the greatest love song of all time Unchanged melody (why the 10 rating) The feelings this movie invoked in me were influenced by the fact that I was going college at a distance from my love. College at that time felt somewhat like a prison. The music in the film was haunting for me, strange to be use much later in the movie Ghost. Is this movie available anywhere on video?? Is any of the sound track available??

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