The Big House

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Prison

The granddaddy of 'em all. Inspired by a particularly bloody riot that occurred in an Auburn, New York, prison in 1929, THE BIG HOUSE spawned a host of movies like 20,000 YEARS IN SING SING and I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG. Grimly realistic and often brutal, it exposes the inhuman conditions and paranoia that deepen criminal resolve among inmates....read more

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00:30 — Wallace Beery and Robert Montgomery lead in this suspenseful film that depicts the range, desperation and loyalty of 3,000 felons, inhabiting an insti (more…)

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  • Review: The granddaddy of 'em all. Inspired by a particularly bloody riot that occurred in an Auburn, New York, prison in 1929, THE BIG HOUSE spawned a host of movies like 20,000 YEARS IN SING SING and I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG. Grimly realistic and often… (more)

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