Big House, U.S.A.

1955

Big House, U.S.A.

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In this violent, gripping drama, a ruthless criminal kidnaps a little boy, who is accidentally killed. This doesn't stop the crook from collecting and hiding a substantial ransom. He is eventually captured and imprisoned. There he escapes with four other crooks, and together they go looking for the money.

Cast

Broderick Crawford
as Rollo Lamar
Ralph Meeker
as Geraldo "Jerry" Barker aka Iceman
Lon Chaney Jr
as Leonard M. Alamo Smith
Reed Hadley
as Special FBI Agent James Madden
Randy Farr
as Nurse Emily Evans
Creighton Chaney
as Alamo Smith
William Talman
as Machinegun Mason
Charles Bronson
as Benny Kelly
Peter J. Votrian
as Danny Lambert
Roy Roberts
as Chief Ranger Erickson
Willis Bouchey
as Robertson Lambert
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  • Mar 04, 2011
    This is a astonishing movie made in 1955, by Bel-Air Productions (who). I watch this via Netflixs instant watch (excellent deal); The movie was mostly filmed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado, a forgotten landmark in the United States. The scenes were breathtaking. This movie contained so many film greats. Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, William Talman, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bronson and of course child actor in 1955 Peter J. Votrian. The movie is about a young boy who runs away from summer camp only to be found by the man who wants to kidnap him. The boy dies by accident but the kidnapper goes through with collecting the ransom. It follows the story as the kidnapper is put in prison only to escape to collect the hidden money, many twist and turns, this film will make you a watcher of the forgotten Black & White Film Noir. 5 Stars I'm Hooked,.
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