- Status: Completed
- Score: 8.1/10
- Director: Stuart Rosenberg
- Country: English
- Year: 1967
- Duration: 127 min
- Genres: Crime,Drama,
- Production: Jalem Productions
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, “You’re an original, that’s what you are!” Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.
Paul Newman, J.D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Jo Van Fleet, Morgan Woodward, Marc Cavell, Robert Donner, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Clifton James, Luke Askew, Richard Davalos, Warren Finnerty,