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Robert E. Burns (1892–1955)

The movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) was based on Burns' escape from a Georgia chain gang after his conviction for a $5 robbery. Burns was an unemployed Word War One vet from Brooklyn, New York living in a local flophouse when he and a friend decided to rob a grocery store. After his escape he made his way to Chicago where he became ... See full bio »

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 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie) (book "I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang")
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 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (consultant - uncredited)
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