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The Big House (14-Jun-1930)

Director: George W. Hill

Writers: Frances Marion; Joe Farnham; Martin Flavin

Producer: Irving Thalberg

Keywords: Drama, Prison

Kent Marlow receives a ten year sentence for manslaughter after running over a pedestrian; his cellmates are Butch, an enforcer for the mob, and Morgan, who attempts a daring escape. Screenwriter Frances Marion researched at San Quentin Prison. Won Oscars for Best Writing and Best Sound Recording; received additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roscoe Ates
20-Jan-1895 1-Mar-1962 The Champ
Wallace Beery
1-Apr-1885 15-Apr-1949 Grand Hotel
Leila Hyams
1-May-1905 4-Dec-1977 Freaks
Robert Montgomery
21-May-1904 27-Sep-1981 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Chester Morris
16-Feb-1901 11-Sep-1970 Boston Blackie
Lewis Stone
15-Nov-1879 12-Sep-1953 Judge James Hardy


Chester Morris   ...   Morgan
Wallace Beery   ...   Butch
Lewis Stone   ...   Warden
Robert Montgomery   ...   Kent
Leila Hyams   ...   Anne
George F. Marion   ...   Pop
J. C. Nugent   ...   Mr. Marlowe
Karl Dane   ...   Olsen
DeWitt Jennings   ...   Wallace
Mathew Betz   ...   Gopher
Claire McDowell   ...   Mrs. Marlowe
Robert Emmet O'Connor   ...   Donlin
Tom Kennedy   ...   Uncle Jed
Tom Wilson   ...   Sandy
Eddie Foyer   ...   Dopey
Roscoe Ates   ...   Putnam
Fletcher Norton   ...   Oliver


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