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Révolte dans la prison (1931)

French-language version of "The Big House" (MGM, 1930), with Charles Boyer in Chester Morris'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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Pál Fejös (as Paul Féjos), George W. Hill (as George Hill) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Boyer ... Fred Morgan
André Berley André Berley ... Butch
André Burgère André Burgère ... Kent Harvey
Mona Goya ... Anna Harvey
Georges Mauloy Georges Mauloy ... Prison Director
Rolla Norman Rolla Norman ... Chief Guard
Geymond Vital ... Dokey
Emile Chautard Emile Chautard ... Pop
Albert Petit Albert Petit
Pierre de Ramey
Raoul Paoli Raoul Paoli ... Gopher
George Davis George Davis ... Putnam
Jean Perry Jean Perry ... Doulin
Jacques Jou-Jerville Jacques Jou-Jerville ... Oliver
Robert Graves Robert Graves
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French-language version of "The Big House" (MGM, 1930), with Charles Boyer in Chester Morris'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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remake | foreign version | prison | See All (3) »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

French

Release Date:

September 1932 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Big House See more »

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Mono

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1.20 : 1
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Chester Morris and Wallace Beery, the stars of the English language version, are clearly visible in a long shot during the Easter Service. See more »

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Charles Boyer in jail
10 November 2017 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

I saw the American version of "Big House" 35 years ago and was quite impressed and haven't seen it since. I just saw the french version with Charles Boyer (I'm not very fond of), André Burgère (quite bad), and André Berley (so great as Butch). The best scene is the final riot (wah the shot of the arrival of the tanks), and that kind of mutiny was often seen in prison movies like "Brute Force" or "Revolt In The Big House" (with Gene Evans, Robert Clarke and the incredible Timothy Carey), I guess "Big House" was the first prison movie. Now, I have to see again the version directed by George W. Hill with a much better cast.


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