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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Did You Know?
The music cue where Luke gets the men to work faster on the road was used later for many years by many ABC television stations as their "Eyewitness News" theme. See more
At one point in the movie a "white on red" stop sign is shown. In the film's late-1940s time period, stop signs were "black on yellow." See more
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My Lord, whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes.
Written by Howard Washington Odum
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more