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
Sometimes, "Nothing" can be a really Cool Hand.
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Did You Know?
Truckloads of Spanish moss were shipped from Louisiana to the set in California to hang in the trees around the prison. See more
When boss Godfrey shoots the bird from the sky, the wire pulling it down can be seen. See more
[Dragline has repeatedly knocked Luke down during a boxing match
Stay down. You're beat.
You're gonna hafta kill me...
[struggles back to his feet
Written by Ed Rush
and George Cromarty
Performed by Paul Newman See more