Since its release in 1932, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" had earned a reputation as one of the few Hollywood products that can be associated directly with social change. Film historians attribute the reform of the southern chain gang system to the public outrage generated by this movie, which depicts a true story. In addition to being an important social document, the film remains a gripping experience for filmgoers today because of its unusual dramatic conception, its hauntingly inconclusive ending, and Paul Muni's performance as the good boy forced to go wrong. This book includes the complete screenplay.O'Connor, John E. is the author of 'I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay Series)' with ISBN 9780299087500 and ISBN 0299087506.