Big Jack (film)
Big Jack is a 1949 American Western film starring Wallace Beery, Richard Conte and Marjorie Main. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe, and the screenplay was written by Gene Fowler and Otto Eis from the novel by Robert Thoeren. The picture is a comedy-drama, set on the American frontier in the early 1800s, about outlaws who befriend a young doctor in legal trouble for acquiring corpses for anatomical research.
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
|Produced by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Written by||Robert Thoeren (novel)|
|Music by||Herbert Stothart|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
This was Wallace Beery's final film, believed to be his 230th. He died on April 15, 1949 at age 64, three days after this movie's release.
- Wallace Beery as Big Jack Horner
- Richard Conte as Dr. Alexander Meade
- Marjorie Main as Flapjack Kate
- Edward Arnold as Mayor Mahoney
- Vanessa Brown as Patricia Mahoney
- Clinton Sundberg as C. Petronius Smith
- Charles Dingle as Mathias Taylor
- Clem Bevans as Saltlick Joe
- Jack Lambert as Bud Valentine
- Will Wright as Will Farnsworth
- William 'Bill' Phillips as Toddy (billed as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
- Syd Sayloras Pokey
- Andy Clyde as Putt Clegghorn
According to MGM records the film earned $759,000 in the US and Canada and $156,000 elsewhere, resulting in a $291,000 loss.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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- Big Jack on IMDb
- Big Jack at AllMovie
- Big Jack in Turner Classic Movies
- Big Jack overview in The New York Times
- Original review for Big Jack in The New York Times
- Big Jack in TV Guide
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