Road Gang/Draegerman Courage [DVD]

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Synopsis

Draegerman Courage
Draegermen are the brave people who rescue victims of mining disasters. This film tells the story of a Nova Scotia mining disaster that left three men, a doctor, the mine owner, and a foreman, stranded during a cave-in. The head draegerman is in love with the doctor's daughter. He leads the crew on the dangerous mission to save the men. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Road Gang
Warner Bros' Road Gang is a retread of themes first explored (and stock footage first seen) in the studio's earlier I Am Fugitive From a Chain Gang. The story takes place in an unnamed Southern state, where prisoners are forced to work on chain gangs under appallingly brutal conditions. The local newspapermen try to expose this shameful situation to the world, but are prevented from doing so by fat-cat corrupt politicians who are benefitting financially from the enforced-labor policy. It takes the intervention of a crusading Chicago journalist (Henry O'Neill) to start the wheels of justice in motion. Most of the story is told through the eyes of hapless prison laborers Jim Larrabee (Donald Woods) and Bob Gordon (Carlyle Moore Jr.), only one of whom survives until the fade-out. Road Gang was scripted by future blacklistee Dalton Trumbo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean Muir
    Jean Muir - Ellen Haslett
  • Henry O'Neill
    Henry O'Neill - Dr. Thomas Haslett
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    Robert H. Barrat - Martin Crane
  • Addison Richards
    Addison Richards - John McNally
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    Helen MacKellar - Mary Haslett
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