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Mutiny In The Big House

Starring: Charles Bickford Director: William Nigh
A kindly prison chaplain tries to reform hardened criminals who want to kill him.
Mutiny In The Big House
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1938
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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In every prison, a war is being waged for the souls of men. This silent battle between the rogues who want to spread their evil and the devoted men who seek to rebuild prisoners' lives explodes when a new convict arrives at the state pen. After forging a check to help his mother, Johnny Gate is sentenced to one to fourteen years. The prison chaplain, Father Joe, recognizes his good intentions and tries to steer Johnny on the right course. Unfortunately, his bunkmate Red Manson thinks Father Joe's special attention could be exploited into a jailbreak. Red threatens to murder Johnny if he doesn't cooperate, forcing him to choose between death and the path to redemption. Martin Mooney's compelling story is based on his own time in jail and is dedicated to the real-life prison chaplain who helped him during his incarceration.

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The inmates revolt in this classic poverty-row prison story, considered by some to be one of the best ever made.

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Justice | Murder | Prison / Prisoners | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.6
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Rating 3.5 Good for its type Movie Lover: from MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY US -- January, 11, 2011

Charles Bickford always plays a convincing priest or clergyman and this film's no exception. Considering that the movie was made in 1939, it's amazing to see how many prison conditions still needs modernizing and liberalizing.


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  • Sales Rank: 9,527
  • UPC: 089218443694
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
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