Mean Dog Blues (1978)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain Omar Kinsman (George Kennedy) snarls a lot as the obligatory sadistic prison guard, but the film's real villains are Victor and Donna Lacey (William Windom and Tina Louise) as the Bonnie-and-Clyde couple who get Henry into trouble. Listed as editor is Housley Stevenson, the son of the late Hollywood character-actor Onslow Stevens.

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chain-gang, false-conviction, prison, prison-guard