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Hell’s Highway (1932)


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Title: Hell’s Highway [IMDb]


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Release date: September 23, 1932
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 62 minutes
IMDB genres: action, crime, drama

Synopsis [hide]

Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): african american, attitude adjustment, bare feet, bigamy, blind man, brother, brother brother relationship, brutality, bullwhip, chain gang, church choir, cigarette smoking, contractor, deception, depravity, dog, expose, extradition, fire, foot torture, fortune teller, gospel music, governor, gun, gunfire, homosexual subtext, hypocrisy, infidelity, interrupted whipping, lashing, miserable chain gang conditions, mother son relationship, murder, mute, politician, politics, prayer, pre code film, prison, prison escape, prison guard, prison reform, racism, religion, road construction, road gang, sadism, self sacrifice, shackles, sign language, singer, singing, song, southern u.s., state governor, state prison, sweat, sweat box, violence, violin, visitor's center, whip lash, whipping, work crew, kid brother

Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Richard DixDuke Ellis

Rowland Brown: director

David O. Selznick: producer

Clarence Muse: composer

Max Steiner: musical director

Max Steiner: composer


Film Statistics

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Film duration: 1:01:56
Music duration: 00:09:42
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 8
Themes with variants: 0
Total variants: 0
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 8

Source Music

Name Uses
Frankie and Johnny 1
Hikin’ Jerry 1
John Henry 1
Liberty Road 1
RKO Tower 1
The Load is Heavy 1
Tuning of Violin 1
Willie, the Weeper 1