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Chain Gang (1950)





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Columbia's Chain Gang combines biting social commentary with good old-fashioned melodrama. Reporter Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy) intends to expose political corruption by posing as a convict and joining a prison chain gang. While a "guest of the state," Roberts gets the lowdown on how cheap convict labor is being brutally exploited by certain higher-ups. Unfortunately, his ruse is discovered, and soon Roberts is desperately clambering through treacherous hills and dismal swamps, with police bloodhounds hot on his trail. Producer Sam Katzman claimed that Chain Gang was "torn from today's headlines," but he was always saying things like that.


Douglas Kennedy
as Cliff Roberts
Marjorie Lord
as Rita McKelvey
Emory Parnell
as Capt. Duncan
Thurston Hall
as John McKelvey
Harry V. Cheshire
as "Pop" O'Donnell
William Tannen
as Harry Cleaver
Frank Wilcox
as Lloyd Killgallen
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Briggs
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Audience Reviews for Chain Gang

Chain Gang was an alright movie.I was expecting a cheap flick or something but it was pretty good.The only thing that could've (maybe) made this movie better was if the reporter went undercover as an inmate instead of a guard but I still like it just the way it is

Brody Manson
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