Author: Robert Elliott Burns
Born: May 10, 1892 Palisades, NJ
Passed: Jun 5, 1955 ,
Film: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang is a book written by Robert Elliott Burns in 1932 and published by Grosset & Dunlap.
The book tells the story of Burns' imprisonment on a chain gang in Georgia in the 1920s, his subsequent escape and the furor that developed. The story was first published in January 1932 in True Detective Mysteries magazine. It was made into a motion picture I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, starring Paul Muni. The book and movie were both credited with helping to reform deplorable conditions on Deep South chain gangs, by Governor Ellis Arnall in 1943.
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