Mutiny in the Big House

Mutiny in the Big House

Director: William Nigh Cast: Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, Pat Moriarity



A frequent visitor to contemporary TV cable services, Monogram's Mutiny in the Big House affords stalwart supporting player Charles Bickford top billing as a prison chaplain, with jailhouse-flick veteran Barton MacLane billed second as a hardened con. The nominal hero, however, is fourth-billed Dennis Moore, sent "up the river" for forging a check. Bickford tries to save Moore's soul, while MacLane attempts to toughen up the "new fish" and involve him in a breakout scheme. Though this is the prison picture that is parodied in the like-titled Lenny Bruce comedy routine, Mr. Bruce took considerable liberties with the source material (including recasting the leads!) The film was produced by actor Grant Withers, who at one time was married to Loretta Young, and based on a story by Martin Mooney, a journalist who'd spent a few months "in stir" himself; credited for the script was Robert D. Andrews, best known for dreaming up the premise for the 1932 all-star anthology If I Had a Million.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2004
UPC: 0089218443694
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:22:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Bickford Father Joe
Barton MacLane Red Manson
Pat Moriarity Warden
Dennis Moore Johnny
William Royle Cap Samson
Charley Foy Bitsy
George Cleveland Dad
Nigel de Brulier Mike
Eddie Foster Duke
Russell Hopton Frankie
Jack Daley Evans
Charles King Actor
Merrill McCormick Actor
Dave "Tex" O'Brien Daniels
Wheeler Oakman Benson
Jeffrey Sayre Milo
Grant Withers Actor

Technical Credits
William Nigh Director
Robert Hardy Andrews Screenwriter
Martin E. Mooney Original Story
Harry Neumann Cinematographer
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Grant Withers Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [12:04]
2. Chapter 2 [16:38]
3. Chapter 3 [12:46]
4. Chapter 4 [15:36]
5. Chapter 5 [10:35]
6. Chapter 6 [12:04]

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