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Revolt in the Big House (1958)

Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cell mate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cell mate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.

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Lou Gannon
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Rudy Hernandez
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Ed 'Bugsy' Kyle
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Doc
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Al Carey
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Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cell mate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cell mate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.

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The Raging Violence of Two Thousand Caged Men! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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21 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Mit dem Messer im Rücken  »

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Emile Meyer , who plays the warden , also played the warden in Riot In Cell Block 11 ( 1954 ) . See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 7 (2002) See more »

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hard boiled "tough guy" prison movie
23 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The joy of this movie is that it filled with generic (corny) lines and situations throughout, yet it is still a great yarn. Some friends and I discovered this flick accidentally on TV years ago in the 70's and it has enjoyed a surreptitious cult-like status ever since. With lines like, "I can't eat, I can't sleep, food turns sour in my belly," and characters with a name like Bugsy, and a very young Robert Blake spouting, "Oh, holy Toledo!" you just cannot go wrong watching this movie with some friends. I challenge anybody who sees this movie to try and not quote at least one of the many unforgettable lines for days and/or years after seeing Lou and the gangs travails inside the unforgiving walls of "the big house."


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