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The Big House

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
After being convicted of manslaughter, drunk driver Kent Marlowe (Robert Montgomery) is inducted into the rigors of prison life. He befriends fellow cons "Machine Gun" Butch Schmidt (Wallace Beery) and John Morgan (Chester Morris). Together they bristle at the prison's deplorable conditions and especially the inhumane policies of their cruel warden (Lewis Stone). Rising tensions culminate in a prison riot that may shake the institution to its core.

Cast: Wallace Beery , Chester Morris , Robert Montgomery , Lewis Stone , Leila Hyams , George F. Marion , J.C. Nugent , Karl Dane

Director: George W. Hill

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

The Big House (1930)

Release Date: July 24th, 2005|1 hr. 27 min.

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