Revolt in the Big House
|Revolt in the Big House|
|Directed by||R. G. Springsteen|
|Screenplay by||Daniel Lewis James (as Daniel Hyatt)|
|Produced by||David Diamond|
|Edited by||William Austin|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
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.
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.