Road Gang (1936) / Draegerman Courage (1937) (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
In "Road Gang," a reform-minded journalist (Donald Woods) unjustly sentenced to a brutal prison work camp. Barton MacLane plays the heroic leader of a desperate, 10-day effort to reach survivors of a mine cave-in in "Draegerman Courage."
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 2, 2010
- Originally Released: 1936
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Donald Woods, Barton MacLane & Jean Muir|
|Directed by||Louis King|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Make 'em powerful, make 'em topical, and make 'em fast! One of the hallmarks of the 1930s at Warner Bros. was the studio's string of muscular, social-conscience B programmers that championed the downtrodden. Road Gang, scripter Dalton Trumbo's account of a reform-minded journalist (Donald Woods) unjustly sentenced to a brutal prison work camp, revisits the terrain of the studio's influential I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. Next, frequent screen villain Barton MacLane plays the heroic leader of a desperate, 10-day effort to reach survivors of a mine cave-in in Draegerman Courage, a sturdy screen wallop that some say draws on a real-life incident. Brace for impact with these two rock-solid standouts!
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