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Herbert Prior Herbert Prior
Prison Doctor
Louis Natheaux Louis Natheaux
Morgan's Lawyer
Ethan Laidlaw Ethan Laidlaw
Trustee
Edgar Dearing Edgar Dearing
Inmate
Roscoe Ates Roscoe Ates
Putnam


Written by
Frances Marion Frances Marion
(story and dialogue)


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You Know What They Do To Guys Up At The Big House!

5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 14:10
I suspect The Big House helped birth many of the conventions, staples and slang terms which have come to define prison films. Many of the classic elements are here but they manage to feel fresh instead of coming off as worn out clichés. The big impact this film had for me was that it made me a fan of two of its main stars, Robert Montgomery and Wallace Beery. The Big House made Beery a star, est... read more
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.
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