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
He was a cool customer. . .until the law made it hot for him!
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Did You Know?
Boss Godfrey, a.k.a. "The Man With No Eyes" never removes his mirrored shades until the end of the movie when Dragline attacks him and knocks them off. Even then, his face and eyes are obscured. The glasses are later seen in the mud as the car runs them over. See more
Dollar bills seen during egg eating contest is Sixties-era money, not that of decades-earlier period in which movie takes place. See more
Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.
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"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
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