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Unchained (1955)

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Steve Davitt (as Elroy Hirsch)
... Mary Davitt
... Kenyon J. Scudder
... Bill Howard
... Eddie Garrity
... Elaine
... Joe Ravens
... Leonard Haskins
... Win Davitt
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A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

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You can lock them in "The Hole"...put them on bread and water...use the bull-whip and the black-jack...but they're still men...with a man's longings! THE STORY OF CHINO PRISON, CALIFORNIA WHICH DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT...TOLD HOW IT HAPPENED...WHERE IT HAPPENED! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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January 1956 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Escape - Die Flucht  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The version of the song 'Unchained Melody' that was included on the original soundtrack is performed by Todd Duncan. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.31 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go
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Music by Albert L. Peace
Lyrics by George Matheson
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Why isn't this available on DVD?
15 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

With all the junk that has "bonus" material available when it goes straight to video, it's a shame that this lost gem isn't released yet. I saw it on TV when I was in my teens. I loved the song. It's the version that comes to mind first for me, before the Platters or the Righteous Brothers version. The plot details are a little hazy, which is why I was hoping that it had made the cut.

Would whoever holds the rights to this movie please release it on DVD? I'd really enjoy seeing it again. It doesn't have the star power of The Defiant Ones, perhaps, but it was well-written and acted. The fact that it was filmed 'on location' at Chino when this wasn't common.

Thanks to everyone else here that's posted about the movie.


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