Men Behind Bars

Men Behind Bars (German:Menschen hinter Gittern) is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Pál Fejös and starring Heinrich George, Gustav Diessl and Egon von Jordan.[1] It is the German-language version of MGM's The Big House. In the early years of sound before dubbing became widespread, it was common to make films in multiple languages. It premiered in Berlin on June 24, 1931.

Men Behind Bars
Directed byPál Fejös
Produced byIrving Thalberg
Written byE.W. Brandes
Walter Hasenclever
Frances Marion
Ernst Toller
StarringHeinrich George
Gustav Diessl
Egon von Jordan
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Harold Wenstrom
Edited byBlanche Sewell
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 24, 1931 (1931-06-24)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. ^ Grange p. 367


  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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