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Chain Gang (1950)

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70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy), masquerades as a prison guard and gets a job attached to the chain gang. Using a tiny camera in the shape of a cigarette lighter, he takes pictures of and documents the miserable ...See moreCrusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy), masquerades as a prison guard and gets a job attached to the chain gang. Using a tiny camera in the shape of a cigarette lighter, he takes pictures of and documents the miserable conditions. The sadist guard captain, Captain Duncan (Emory Parnell), learns about Cliff's activities and has him beaten by the other guards. Roberts escapes to write his expose that brings about some prison reforms. Written by Les Adams See less
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Howard J. Green (written for the screen by)
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Updated Sep 28, 1950

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Nov 1, 1950 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Douglas Kennedy
Cliff Roberts Cliff Roberts   See fewer
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Marjorie Lord
Rita McKelvey Rita McKelvey   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Capt. Duncan Capt. Duncan   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
John McKelvey John McKelvey   See fewer
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Harry Cheshire
Henry 'Pop' O'Donnell Henry 'Pop' O'Donnell   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Convict on Chain Gang (uncredited) Convict on Chain Gang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Dr. Evans (uncredited) Dr. Evans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benny Burt
Convict in Bunk (uncredited) Convict in Bunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Pop's Influential Friend (uncredited) Pop's Influential Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Guard Adams (uncredited) Guard Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Fawcett
Zeke (uncredited) Zeke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Convict Operating Crane (uncredited) Convict Operating Crane (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hart
Chain Gang Member (uncredited) Chain Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don C. Harvey
Guard Langley (uncredited) Guard Langley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
Convict in Skirmish (uncredited) Convict in Skirmish (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Lechner
Eddie Jones (uncredited) Eddie Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Senator Harden (uncredited) Senator Harden (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Robotham
Guard Reagan (uncredited) Guard Reagan (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Rogers
Joe - Lunch Counterman (uncredited) Joe - Lunch Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Senate Committee Hearing Attendee (uncredited) Senate Committee Hearing Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited) Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Harry Cleaver (uncredited) Harry Cleaver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Mrs. Briggs (uncredited) Mrs. Briggs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rusty Wescoatt
Guard Yates (uncredited) Guard Yates (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Wilcox
Lloyd Killgallen (uncredited) Lloyd Killgallen (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.1 / 10 | 78 votes