The Big House Poster

Release Date: July 24th, 2005

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 Marion Sr., J.C. Nugent, Karl Dane

Director: George Hill

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Keywords: Revenge, Gritty, 1930s, Prison, Escape


Winner Writing
Nominated Outstanding Production
Winner Sound Recording