The Big House
- Original title
The Big House
- Running time
- 87 min.
- United States
George W. Hill
Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin
Harold Wenstrom (B&W)
George F. Marion,
Robert Emmett O'Connor,
Drama. Thriller | Prison Drama. Crime
- Synopsis / Plot
- Young Kent Marlowe, sent to prison for manslaughter, never learns the prison 'code of honor', planting a knife on his cellmate John Morgan, causing Morgan's parole, due to start the next day, to be revoked. Morgan escapes, meets and falls in love with Marlowe's sister, is recaptured and returned to prison where his ex-cellmate, tough-guy murderer Butch Schmidt, has entrusted the details of a planned breakout to the craven Marlowe.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Sound. 4 Nominations
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