The Big House (Full Screen)

Starring: Wallace Beery Director: George W. Hill
Wallace Beery and Robert Montgomery lead in this suspenseful film that depicts the range, desperation and loyalty of 3,000 felons, inhabiting an institution built for only 1,800.
The Big House (Full Screen)
17% OFF
Rating 4.7
16 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $17.99
Your Price: $14.98
You Save: $3.01 (17% Off)
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Item:  WAC 612606D
on most orders of $35
Brand New
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:
Loading...

Related products:

Play Trailer

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1930 - Best Original Screenplay: Frances Marion
Academy Awards 1930 - Best Sound Recording

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 06/24/1994
"...Frances Marion's script beat even ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT for the year's writing Oscar..."
New York Times - 05/22/2014
"[N]otable for its creatively percussive and contrapuntal use of sound."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Wallace Beery and Robert Montgomery lead in this suspenseful film that depicts the range, desperation and loyalty of 3,000 felons, inhabiting an institution built for only 1,800.

Product Description:

Convicted of manslaugher for a drunken driving accident, Kent (Robert Montgomery) is sent to prison. Here he meets vicious incarcerated figures who are planning an escape from the brutal conditions. What the inmates believe to be a seamless plan turns into an all out massacre in this hard nosed crime drama. This early talkie was greatly influential to numerous men-behind-bars melodramas that would follow in its path. Screenwriter Frances Marian gleaned the dialogue and situations from San Quentin Prison, which she observed in preparation for the film. Wallace Beery brims with memorable anger as "Machine Gun" Butch Smith.

Plot Synopsis:

The brutal conditions at an overcrowded prison lead to a violent rebellion by angry prisoners.

Keywords:

This product is made-on-demand by the manufacturer using DVD-R recordable media. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-Rs (except for some older models made before 2000) - please consult your owner's manual for formats compatible with your player. These DVD-Rs may not play on all computers or DVD player/recorders. To address this, the manufacturer recommends viewing this product on a DVD player that does not have recording capability.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.7
Based on 16 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 48,098
  • UPC: 883316126066
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)
Memorial Day: 10am-6pm