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Road to the Big House (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 13 December 1947 (USA)
In 1929, middle-class bank clerk Eddie Clark, unhappy with his lot in life and jealous of prosperous George Bates, an ex-suitor of his loyal wife Agnes, steals $200,000 from his bank, with ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Colmes (as Walter S. Colmes)

Writers:

Aubrey Wisberg (screenplay), Aubrey Wisberg (story "The Dark Road")
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Cast overview:
John Shelton ... Eddie Clark
Ann Doran ... Agnes Clark
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Butch McQuinn (as Guinn Williams)
Richard Bailey ... Clyde Sutter (as Dick Bailey)
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... George Bates (as Joseph Allen Jr.)
Rory Mallinson ... Fred
Eddie Fields Eddie Fields ... Marty Kelvin
Walden Boyle Walden Boyle ... Prosecutor
Keith Richards ... Harvey
Jack Conrad Jack Conrad ... Collins
Charles Jordan Charles Jordan ... Benson
C. Montague Shaw ... Judge
John Doucette ... Danny
Mickey Simpson ... Case
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In 1929, middle-class bank clerk Eddie Clark, unhappy with his lot in life and jealous of prosperous George Bates, an ex-suitor of his loyal wife Agnes, steals $200,000 from his bank, with intentions of he and Agnes being in Mexico before the theft is discovered. Agnes tries to persuade him to return the money to no avail. He is caught and sent to prison without revealing the hidden location of the loot, figuring to get it and live in luxury when his ten-year term is over. His case has received much publicity and nearly every inmate in the prison attempts to wrest the information from him. Gangsters on the outside arrange with convicts Clyde Sutter and Butch McQuinn to get the secret from him. Agnes, who has taken a waitress job in a nearby city, is also trying to find the money with the intention of returning it and getting Eddie a reduced sentence. Sutter's plan is to involve Eddie in a prison break and turn him over to the gangsters on the outside. Butch is shot during the break, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THEY'VE DONE EVERYTHING BUT..KILL ME!...To learn my secret! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La strada del carcere See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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