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The Big House


Not the first of the prison pictures, but the one that truly put the genre on the map. Playboy Kent ([[Performer~P103333~Robert Montgomery~robertmontgomery]]), driving drunk, kills a couple of pedestrians and is sentenced to a 10-year manslaughter term. His cellmate is forger Morgan ([[Performer~P50759~Chester Morris~chestermorris]]), a tough but essentially decent con; the cell-block leader is Butch ([[Performer~P4986~Wallace Beery~wallacebeery]]), whose outer oafishness hides a cruel, calculating mind...more