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Menschen hinter Gittern (1931)

German-language version of "The Big House" (MGM, 1930), with Heinrich George in Wallace Beery's role, filmed by MGM parallel to the English-speaking version, at a time when good subtitles weren't yet in use.

Director:

Pál Fejös

Writers:

E.W. Brandes, Walter Hasenclever (German dialogue) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinrich George ... Butch
Gustav Diessl ... Morris
Egon von Jordan ... Kent Marlow
Anton Pointner ... Aufseher Wallace
Dita Parlo ... Annie Marlow
Paul Morgan ... Putnam
Herman Bing ... Der Rechtsanwalt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Erkelenz Peter Erkelenz ... Der Gefängnisdirektor
Karl Etlinger Karl Etlinger ... Gefängniswärter
Adolf E. Licho Adolf E. Licho ... Annies Vater
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Oliver
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German-language version of "The Big House" (MGM, 1930), with Heinrich George in Wallace Beery's role, filmed by MGM parallel to the English-speaking version, at a time when good subtitles weren't yet in use.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1931 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy ház See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hungarian-born, multi-lingual director Paul Fejos, working at MGM at the time, was assigned to direct both German- and French-language "parallel versions" of "The Big House," using different actors but the same costumes and sets at MGM. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Révolte dans la prison (1931) See more »

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