Voto IMDb: 8,2/10 (113960 voti)
Regista: Stuart Rosenberg
Cast: Paul Newman (come Luke), George Kennedy (come Dragline), J.D. Cannon (come Society Red), Lou Antonio (come Koko), Robert Drivas (come Loudmouth Steve)
Paese: USA Studio: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Durata: 126 minuti
Genere(i): Drammatico, Crimine
Trama: Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.