The Big House

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The Big House

prison prison cell inmate pre-code manslaughter incarceration prison break attempt

The Big House

Release Date: June 14, 1930

Year    :   1930
Slogan    :   «Timely! Tremendous! Thrilling! Drama of Love and a Jail-Break!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cosmopolitan Productions
Director    :   George W. Hill
Producers    :   Irving Thalberg
Writers    :   Frances Marion, Frances Marion
RunTime    :   87 mins.

Convicted of manslaughter for a drunken driving accident, Kent Marlowe is sent to prison, where he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions.




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