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Murder in the Big House (1942)

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59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When a prisoner on Death Row is "accidentally" killed just before his execution, a reporter smells something fishy. His investigation reveals that the condemned man was about to reveal some damaging information about the connection between...See moreWhen a prisoner on Death Row is "accidentally" killed just before his execution, a reporter smells something fishy. His investigation reveals that the condemned man was about to reveal some damaging information about the connection between the city's corrupt political machine and its major organized crime ring. The reporter hatches a plan, with the help of the paper's alcoholic political columnist, to get himself thrown in prison to get the information the murdered prisoner was going to reveal and expose both the crooked politicians and the gangsters they're in cahoots with. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Writers
Raymond L. Schrock (original screenplay) | Jerome Chodorov (based on an idea by) (as Jerry Chodorov)
Cinematographer
Ted D. McCord (as Ted McCord)
Editor
Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)
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Updated Apr 11, 1942

Release date
Apr 11, 1942 (United States)

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Bert Bell Bert Bell   See fewer
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Faye Emerson
Gladys Wayne Gladys Wayne   See fewer
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George Meeker
'Scoop' Conner 'Scoop' Conner   See fewer
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Frank Wilcox
Randall Randall   See fewer
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Tod Andrews
'Dapper Dan' Malloy (as Michael Ames) 'Dapper Dan' Malloy (as Michael Ames)   See fewer
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Roland Drew
'Mile-Away' Gordon 'Mile-Away' Gordon   See fewer
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Ruth Ford
Irene Gordon Irene Gordon   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Jim F. Ainslee Jim F. Ainslee   See fewer
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William Gould
Warden John Bevins Warden John Bevins   See fewer
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Douglas Wood
Bill Burgen Bill Burgen   See fewer
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John Maxwell
Prison Doctor Prison Doctor   See fewer
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Patrick McVey
Chief Electrician (as Pat McVeigh) Chief Electrician (as Pat McVeigh)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Death House Guard Death House Guard   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Death House Keeper Death House Keeper   See fewer
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William 'Bill' Phillips
Mike - Henchman (as Bill Phillips) Mike - Henchman (as Bill Phillips)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Ramstead - Captain of the Guards Ramstead - Captain of the Guards   See fewer
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Creighton Hale
Ritter - Warden's Secretary Ritter - Warden's Secretary   See fewer
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Henry Hall
Prison Chaplain Prison Chaplain   See fewer
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Walter Brooke
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virgil Cain
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Dick Chandlee
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Mulligan - Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) Mulligan - Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Edwards
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Guard with Visitor Records (uncredited) Guard with Visitor Records (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
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I. Stanford Jolley
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Hank Mann
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Frank Mayo
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Montgomery
Young Reporter (uncredited) Young Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Executioner (uncredited) Executioner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Phillips
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Cliff Saum
Second Process Server (uncredited) Second Process Server (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallace Scott
Slim (uncredited) Slim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Turner
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
First Process Server (uncredited) First Process Server (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
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6.4 / 10 | 99 votes