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Road Gang (1936)

Passed | | Drama | 28 March 1936 (USA)
Jim Larrabie and Bob Gordon, two reporters, are sent to prison on bogus charges after exposing the corrupt practices of J.W. Moett and Dudley. The two suffer extreme cruelty due to the sadistic behavior of the warden and guards.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Abem Finkel (story), Harold Buckley (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Woods ... James 'Jim' Larrabie
Kay Linaker ... Barbara Winston
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Robert 'Bob' Gordon
Joseph Crehan ... Harry Shields
Henry O'Neill ... George Winston
Joe King ... J.W. Moett (changed from Metcalfe) (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ... Warden Parmenter
Charles Middleton ... Mine Warden Grayson
Olin Howland ... Doctor (as Olin Howlin)
William B. Davidson ... Atty. Gen. Marsden (as William Davidson)
Harry Cording ... Sam Dawson
Marc Lawrence ... Pete
Eddie Shubert ... Buck Draper
Edward Van Sloan ... Mr. Dudley (as Ed Van Sloan)
Ben Hendricks Jr. Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Jake (as Ben Hendricks)
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Storyline

Jim Larrabie and Bob Gordon, two reporters, are sent to prison on bogus charges after exposing the corrupt practices of J.W. Moett and Dudley. The two suffer extreme cruelty due to the sadistic behavior of the warden and guards.

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Taglines:

They're Fugitives From a ROAD GANG ... and They'll Never Go Back Alive!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condenados ao Inferno See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character played by Joe King is shown in the opening credits as Moett. On the TCM print every time this character is mentioned it's clear the actors are saying Metcalf even though the sound drops out as if being censored. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Bob' Gordon: It's funny... darkies can always find something to sing about.
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Soundtracks

I Wandered Far Away From God
(uncredited)
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick
Sung by an unidentified convict at the memorial
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An enjoyable B film with a solid cast.
19 October 2001 | by Bucs1960See all my reviews

This is one of those "B" films that doesn't get much airplay but show up periodically to my delight as an avid aficionado of "B" movies. A solid cast of second leads and character actors....Donald Woods, Henry O'Neil, Charles Middleton and a very young Marc Lawrence. It mirrors "I Was A Fugitive From a Chain Gang", the Paul Muni "A" list movie of that time in that it deals with the conditions of southern prisons in the 20's and 30's An interesting sidelight to this movie which was mentioned by the preceding reviewer....the post-dubbing of the character Moett's name. In the film,it is obviously "Metcalf" but has been post-dubbed to "Moett". I have searched extensively for the reason but can't find out why this was done. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the "B" movies....low budget, hackneyed dialogue and last minute reprieves....it's the stuff "B"'s were made of!


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