Sunday, March 20, 2016

Big house, U.S.A. (1955) - another film noir/prison flick, starring Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, William Talman and Charles Bronson

Rating 6.6/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
IMDb Link:


Broderick Crawford ... Rollo Lamar
Ralph Meeker ... Jerry Barker
Reed Hadley ... Special FBI Agent James Madden
William Talman ... William 'Machine Gun' Mason
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Alamo Smith
Charles Bronson ... Benny Kelly
Felicia Farr ... Emily Euridice Evans
Roy Roberts ... Chief Ranger Will Erickson
Willis Bouchey ... Robertson Lambert
Peter J. Votrian ... Danny Lambert

Description: When young Danny Lambert runs away from camp in south-central Colorado, he becomes the object of a park-wide-search by his wealthy father Robertson Lambert. He is found by Jerry Barker and told to wait at an abandoned look-out tower while he goes for help. Instead, Barker calls the father and demands $200,000 ransom. The money is delivered and Barker buries most of it. Meanwhile, the panicky boy has fallen from the tower to his death, and Barker drops the body off a cliff. The FBI, led by James Madden, capture Barker but can't convict him of kidnapping and he is given only five years for extortion and sent to Casabel Island Prison. There he is assigned a cell with Rollo Lambar, Alamo Smith, Benny Kelly and Machine Gun Mason. The FBI have now traced an affiliation between Barker and Emily Evans, a nurse at Danny's camp. The five cell-mates, led by Rollo, who plans to kill Benny and dress him in Barker's clothes to throw off the police, execute an underwater prison escape and head north for the ransom money.






Download link (torrent file):

Video and audio information:

Video : 2.65 GB, 4589 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 840x480 (16:9), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 146
Audio : 126 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = FLAC, VBR

Unfortunately no subtitles available online for this movie, posters and screenshots included

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