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The Big Guy (1939)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  22 December 1939 (USA)
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A man is given the choice between having fabulous wealth or saving an innocent man from the death penalty.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Warden Bill Whitlock
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Jimmy Hutchins
Ona Munson ...
Mary Whitlock
Peggy Moran ...
Joan Lawson
Edward Brophy ...
Dippy
Jonathan Hale ...
Jack Lang
Russell Hicks ...
Lawson
Wallis Clark ...
District Attorney
Alan Davis ...
Joe
Murray Alper ...
Williams
Edward Pawley ...
Buckhart
George McKay ...
Buzz Miller
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Bill Whitlock, the warden of a large prison, has a decision to make; the only way he can keep an innocent man, Jimmy Hutchins, from dying in the electric chair is to return some stolen loot that has come into his possession. It is quite a large sum, so his conscience has to work over-time, and that may not sway him, either. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HE HAD A RIGHT TO KILL..AND MAKE A FORTUNE IF HE DID! But they were innocent...and he knew it (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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22 December 1939 (USA)  »

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Warden of the Big House  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Remade as Behind the High Wall (1956) See more »

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