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Arnie Judlow / Bill Judlow
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Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill and Arnie's wife posing as a married couple and moving to a house near the prison. Although the plan appears to go smoothly at first, it soon runs into a few snags--the couple move next door to a suspicious prison guard who knows Arnie and, more importantly, Bill and his brother's wife begin to find themselves attracted to each other. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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M-G-M's Thrill-Drama Actually filmed in SAN QUENTIN!

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17 January 1958 (West Germany)  »

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A Casa dos Homens Marcados  »

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Opened at MGM's Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London on September 5th 1957 on a double bill with Blackboard Jungle. Only played for one week and then went on general release from September 22nd as the bottom half of a double bill with Action of the Tiger. See more »

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House of Numbers (1957)
3 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A convict enlists his wife and his brother to help him bust out. This one has two interesting elements. One, it's actually filmed at San Quentin, lending the picture some realism. Two, both brothers -- although not twins -- are played by Jack Palance. The breakout scheme is beautifully detailed, clever and intricate. It's a nice piece of business. Palance is okay but not at his best, and although Barbara Lang gets the job done, she doesn't leave a lasting impression. Two smaller roles jump out: Harold J. Stone as the creepy guard, and a cellmate played by the great Tim Carey, who can always be counted on for an eccentric performance. I typically enjoy a good prison break movie (much like I enjoy heist films) so I was happy with it, but if you're not a fan of the genre you can probably skip this one. Beyond the mechanics of executing the plan, the film doesn't offer much of interest.


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