The Big House

Synopsis: After a manslaughter conviction from drunk driving, nice but foolish Kent is sent to a prison over-crowded and unable to properly deal with it's inmates. There he meets veteran criminals like Morgan and his hardened pal Butch. And the system punishes them all, turning them against each other and bringing out the worst.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production: Warner Bros.
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

I said, put them up

in his pocket.


It reminds me

of sadie.


sadie was

a good old skirt.

I shouldn't

have slipped her that ant poison.

I should have just batted her in the jaw

get off

of my stones, will you?

Get back in line there!

Hey, is everything

all set?



Here he comes.

Uh, kent, we hear

you're slated to get out soon.

What do you mean?

Who told you that?

Jim's a trustee

over in the warden's office.

He's in

on everything.

And he heard

something about me?

Yeah. The warden says

you're too nice a kid to keep here.


going to sure, let me go? They are.

How soon?

Oh, just as soon

as the warden


the o.k. From the governor.

Are you

kent marlowe?



wants to see you.

What does he want

to see me for?

Why, to tell you

the good news-that you've been pardoned.

Wait a minute.

Well, ain't you

gonna say good-bye?

Sure. Good-bye.

Be good, kent.

So long, kid.



you headed?

Captain wallace

wants to see me.

You can't

go in there. Get back.

What's the row out here?

They said you wanted

to see me, sir, about my parole.

Who said that?

Well, they did-

that trustee over there where...

it's true, isn't it?

They weren't

ribbing me, were they?

Sure. They're

kidding you, kent.

Well, then i'm

not going out?

No. You're going

to be with us for a long time.

Go on. Beat it.

You're not sore,

are you?


the matter, boy?

Are you

going home?

Hey, you!

Don't gang up here.

Come on.

Keep this place clear.

Scatter out.

Hey, pop.

Any letters

for me?

Move on, now.

If there was,

i wouldn't give them to you.

Aw, go on.

Be a sport, will you?

Are there any

letters for morgan?

You know, pop,

if all the screws were like you-

oh, you cut out

the applesauce

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Frances Marion

Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, film director and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards. more…

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