MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 21,063 this week

Big Jack (1949)

 -  Western  -  12 April 1949 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 773 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 2221 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Big Jack" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Big Jack (1949)

Big Jack (1949) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Big Jack.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

During the Civil War a beautiful woman helps two Union spies cross into the Confederacy and gather information.

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Wallace Beery, John Howard, Dolores del Rio
Min and Bill (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill
Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan
Border River (1954)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendáriz
Viva Villa! (1934)
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death. In 1910, he befriends American reporter Johnny Sykes. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo
Brimstone (1949)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Musical remake of 1940 "Shop Around the Corner" by Lubitch.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton
Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey
Crime | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An escaped convict is injured and is helped by a woman with whom he has an ill-fated relationship.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith
Rationing (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Willis Goldbeck
Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Big Jack Horner
...
Dr. Alexander Meade
Marjorie Main ...
Flapjack Kate
...
Mayor Mahoney
Vanessa Brown ...
Patricia Mahoney
Clinton Sundberg ...
C. Petronius Smith
Charles Dingle ...
Mathias Taylor
Clem Bevans ...
Saltlick Joe
Jack Lambert ...
Bud Valentine
...
Will Farnsworth
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Toddy (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Syd Saylor ...
Pokey
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Taglines:

Meet Big Jack and his Jill! See more »

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack il bucaniere  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Features the last music score by Herbert Stothart, who had been with the studio since the late 1920's. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jacksonian Frontier Drama
27 November 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Big Jack turned out to be the swan song for Wallace Beery one of the mainstays of MGM ever since the era of sound. If Big Jack isn't the best film Wallace Beery ever did it certainly will provide the film historian and fan with what would most assuredly be called a typical Wallace Beery role.

The film is set in the Jacksonian era of American history with Beery leading a pack of bandits. On an impulse he rescues Richard Conte from a lynching party and since he's been wounded the fact that Conte is a doctor comes in handy.

But what Conte is being lynched for is stealing dead bodies from graves to use in experiments. Conte is a scientist and while he's not conducting Frankenstein like experiments, those are the fears of the local populace. And while grave robbing is not a hanging offense, that's not an argument to make to those people whose loved one's corpses are being experimented on.

Marjorie Main teamed with Wallace Beery for many films, she was his most frequent screen partner after Marie Dressler died. Beery and Main worked well together and Big Jack is a great example of their chemistry.

Wallace Beery was also a great example of the screen image totally being the opposite of the man. In real life Beery was a miserly and misanthropic individual who few would ever have said a kind word about. Far from the lovable lug that he was best known for after his Oscar winning performance in The Champ.

Beery with his hair grown long for the part, did not look well at all during the film. While Big Jack will never be classified as one of his great films, it's a good example of the appeal that Wallace Beery had with the American movie-going public.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Big Jack (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?