Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists for this movie were not seen in the final print and some of their character names were played by other actors. These were (with their character names): Oscar Apfel (Chairman of Chamber of Commerce), Edward Arnold (Lawyer), Sam Baker (Sebastian T. Yale), Spencer Charters (C.K. Hobb), C. Henry Gordon (District Attorney), Harry Holman (Sheriff of Monroe), William Janney (Sheriff's Son), Roscoe Karns (Steve), Dewey Robinson (Blacksmith), Russell Simpson (Sheriff) and Morgan Wallace (Ramsey).
Grease, fried dough, pig fat and sorghum. And you better get to like it because you're going to get the same thing every morning, every year.
Barney Sykes: You can't get better food on any chain gang in the state.
Bomber Wells: Yeah, and you can go all over the world and you ...
After James Allen's second escape from the chain gang, the last newspaper article shown states that he escaped "A little more than a year ago...". In the (final) scene that follows, Helen says to him, "It's been almost a year since you escaped."