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The Big House

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Original title
The Big House
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin
Cinematography
Harold Wenstrom (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
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.
Awards
1929: 2 Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Sound. 4 Nominations
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