Screen Test of Time, Ep. 26: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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The second film nominated for the 1932/1933 awards, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang was a ripped from the headlines, based on a true story, adapted from a book smash, and the rare movie that actually made an impact on changing the oppressive system it profiled. Impressive, definitely, but is it any good?
Year Eligible: 1932/1933
Intro and Outro audio: music from the opening and closing titles of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang