The Big House (1930)

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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

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  • Wallace Beery in The Big House (1930)
  • Leila Hyams and Chester Morris in The Big House (1930)
  • Lewis Stone in The Big House (1930)
  • Wallace Beery and Chester Morris in The Big House (1930)
  • The Big House (1930)
  • The Big House (1930)

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Did You Know?


Hal Roach, who produced his own comedies but released them through MGM, obtained an agreement allowing him to use the prison set from this film for a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy short. However, as the comedy was being planned, MGM stipulated that Laurel & Hardy would have ... ...


Prison guard: If you don't open the gates and let 'em out, they're gonna kill all the guards beginning with Wallace.
Warden: I'll see 'em in Hell first. Let 'em have it!


The hallway area outside Butch and Kent's cell changes between scenes, possibly due to re-shoots (see trivia).


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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