The Big Guy (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this melodrama, the acting warden at a correctional facility must make a difficult choice when he comes across some ill-gotten loot after averting a prison break. At first he keeps it for himself, but then one of the recently recaptured inmates gets blamed for the crime. During the attempted escape, an inmate was killed and he is blamed for that too. They sentence him to death, and he later accuses the acting warden of stealing the loot, which the convict only wanted so he could get an education. As the inmate's final days approach, the warden's conscience erupts and inspires him to action. Unfortunately, tragedy still ensues.



career, compassion, convict, death, death-penalty, death-row, education, escape, family, gangster, life-choices, loot, maniac, prison, reformatory, security, security-guard, sentence [penal system], warden, wound [injury]