Revolt in the Big House

Revolt in the Big House is a 1958 American film noir directed by R. G. Springsteen starring Gene Evans, Robert Blake, and Timothy Carey.[1]

Revolt in the Big House
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byR. G. Springsteen
Screenplay byDaniel Lewis James (as Daniel Hyatt)
Eugene Lourie
Produced byDavid Diamond
StarringGene Evans
Robert Blake
Timothy Carey
CinematographyWilliam Margulies
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 1958 (1958-11-21)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Portions of the film were shot on location at Folsom State Prison in Folsom, CA.[1]

Blacklisted screenwriter Daniel Lewis James was listed in the onscreen credits as Daniel Hyatt. In 1998 his credit was reinstated, under his real name, as the film's co-writer by the Writers Guild.[1]


Brute force on a low budget, with a twist. Take your basic crew of grizzled cons, add a young Latino with an attitude, stir together and wait to boil. Where most escape plans involve smuggled pistols, these boys add a Thompson sub machine gun to their arsenal. The mass breakout is all a scam to created a diversion for the real escape, but this crime does not pay.



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