The Big House.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. Hardcover. Octavo. 180pp., plus ads. Red cloth with black lettering. Very mild edge soiling, else a nearly fine and very bright copy. This photoplay edition features seven balck & white photo illustrations after scenes from the MGM movie of this title. A classic of the prison movie genre, the film starred Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, and Robert Montgomery. It was directed by Geortge W. Hill. Beery, as murderous Butch, is unforgettable; his scene in which he refuses to eat the commissary slop remains a classic. Frances Marion won an Oscar for Best Writing, Achievement for this film and the film also took the Oscar for Best Sound, Recording. It was also nominated for Best Picture, and Beery was nominated for Best Actor. See Allen J. Hubin: Crime Fiction. Item #4236

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