Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks. Written by
No one can eat fifty eggs.
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Originally set to be filmed in Florida, at the last minute Warner Brothers vetoed that decision over budgetary issues and insisted that the film be made in California. See more
When Carr gives his famous "Night in the box" speech, just after he tells Luke he hopes he won't be any trouble, he drops the spoons with a clattering sound. In that instant, the camera cuts from a close-up to a long shot, and the cigar stump clenched in his mouth is suddenly now in his left hand. See more
Look Cap'n, look what he done to Blue. He's dead, he's dead. he run himself plum to death.
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Sung by Harry Dean Stanton See more