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The Big House (1930)

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87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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Director
George W. Hill (as George Hill)
Writers
Frances Marion (story and dialogue) | Joseph Farnham (additional dialogue) (as Joe Farnham) | Martin Flavin (additional dialogue)
Cinematographer
Harold Wenstrom (photographed by)
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Updated Jun 14, 1930

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Jun 14, 1930 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Chester Morris
John Morgan John Morgan   See fewer
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Wallace Beery
Machine Gun 'Butch' Schmidt Machine Gun 'Butch' Schmidt   See fewer
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Lewis Stone
Warden James Adams Warden James Adams   See fewer
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Robert Montgomery
Kent Marlowe Kent Marlowe   See fewer
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Leila Hyams
Anne Marlowe Anne Marlowe   See fewer
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J.C. Nugent
Mr. Marlowe Mr. Marlowe   See fewer
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Karl Dane
Olsen Olsen   See fewer
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DeWitt Jennings
Wallace Wallace   See fewer
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Matthew Betz
Gopher (as Mathew Betz) Gopher (as Mathew Betz)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Mrs. Marlowe Mrs. Marlowe   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Donlin (as Robert Emmet O'Connor) Donlin (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)   See fewer
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Tom Kennedy
Uncle Jed (scenes deleted) Uncle Jed (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Sandy Sandy   See fewer
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Roscoe Ates
Putnam (as Rosco Ates) Putnam (as Rosco Ates)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Trustee (uncredited) Trustee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Lambert
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Convict in Yard (uncredited) Convict in Yard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris-Pin Martin
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
Morgan's Lawyer (uncredited) Morgan's Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles O'Malley
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Prior
Prison Doctor (uncredited) Prison Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Rossitto
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolph Seidel
Prison Barber (uncredited) Prison Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Vavitch
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Inmate #46375 (uncredited) Inmate #46375 (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 1,488 votes