decent, not great 30s chain gang film. actually came out a couple months before the amazing and brilliant i am a fugitive from a chain gang. this one isn’t half the film that that one was, but it has some nice elements. starting with the opening text which essentially says that the film is going to depict the awful conditions of chain gangs and how they shouldn’t exist anymore. no beating around the bush, just a simple line or two of text at the beginning of the film which states the point of view. gotta love that.