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Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

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83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.
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Writers
John C. Higgins | George W. George (story) (as George George) | George F. Slavin (story) (as George Slavin)
Composer
Cinematographer
Gordon Avil (photography)
Production Designer
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Status
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Updated Mar 3, 1955

Release date
Mar 3, 1955 (United States)

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Cast

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19 cast members
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Broderick Crawford
Rollo Lamar Rollo Lamar   See fewer
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Ralph Meeker
Jerry Barker Jerry Barker   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Special FBI Agent James Madden Special FBI Agent James Madden   See fewer
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William Talman
William 'Machine Gun' Mason William 'Machine Gun' Mason   See fewer
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Lon Chaney Jr.
Alamo Smith (as Lon Chaney) Alamo Smith (as Lon Chaney)   See fewer
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Charles Bronson
Benny Kelly Benny Kelly   See fewer
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Felicia Farr
Emily Euridice Evans (as Randy Farr) Emily Euridice Evans (as Randy Farr)   See fewer
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Roy Roberts
Chief Ranger Will Erickson Chief Ranger Will Erickson   See fewer
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Willis Bouchey
Robertson Lambert (as Willis B. Bouchey) Robertson Lambert (as Willis B. Bouchey)   See fewer
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Peter J. Votrian
Danny Lambert (as Peter Votrian) Danny Lambert (as Peter Votrian)   See fewer
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Robert Bray
Ranger McCormick Ranger McCormick   See fewer
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William Boyett
Ranger at Park Exit (uncredited) Ranger at Park Exit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Leigh
Madden's FBI Supervisor (uncredited) Madden's FBI Supervisor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gregg Martell
Accomplice on Fishing Boat (uncredited) Accomplice on Fishing Boat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill McLean
Dipsy - Convict (uncredited) Dipsy - Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Merlin
Tommy, Accomplice on Fishing Boat (uncredited) Tommy, Accomplice on Fishing Boat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stafford Repp
Prison Warden Machek (uncredited) Prison Warden Machek (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Inmate Who Starts Fight (uncredited) Inmate Who Starts Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.7 / 10 | 641 votes