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The Big House (1930)

87 min - Crime, Drama - 14 June 1930
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Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent (Robert Montgomery) is sent to prison. Here he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions. What the inmates believe to be a seamless plan turns into an all out massacre in this hard nosed crime drama.

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Stars:  Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, Leila Hyams, George F. Marion, J.C. Nugent, Karl Dane, DeWitt Jennings, Matthew Betz, Claire McDowell, Robert Emmet O'Connor, Noah Beery, Jr.

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Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent (Robert Montgomery) is sent to prison. Here he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions. What the inmates believe to be a seamless plan turns into an all out massacre in this hard nosed crime drama.


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Tagline: Timely! Tremendous! Thrilling! Drama of Love and a Jail-Break!

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  14 June 1930

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 27 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Wallace Beery {“‘Machine Gun’ Butch Schmidt”}
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Cosmopolitan
SOUND RECORDING — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Douglas Shearer, Sound Director – WON
WRITING — Frances Marion – WON


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