After a manslaughter conviction from drunk driving, nice but foolish Kent is sent to a prison over-crowded and unable to properly deal with it's inmates. There he meets veteran criminals like Morgan and his hardened pal Butch. And the system punishes them all, turning them against each other and bringing out the worst. Written by
Ken Yousten <email@example.com>
Timely! Tremendous! Thrilling! Drama of Love and a Jail-Break!
14 June 1930 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?
This movie relaunched Wallace Beery
's career. Before the coming of sound, he had been a top supporting player in silent films but had been dropped by his studio when sound came in. With The Big House
(1930) being a huge hit, and Beery earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he was back in favor, to the extent of becoming the world's highest paid actor within two years. See more
The position of Wallace Beery'd head in relation to the wall in the letter sequence with Morris. See more
'Machine Gun' Butch Schmidt
[Looking at a picture of Kent's sister
Gee... it reminds me of Sadie. Gee, Sadie was a good skirt. I shouldn't have slipped her that ant poison. I should have just battered her in the jaw a few times.
Spoofed in The Big Dog House
Music by Antonín Dvorák
from Second Movement (Largo) in Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op.95, B.178 (1893)
Lyrics by William Arms Fisher
Sung offscreen by an unidentified prisoner in solitary See more