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Big Jack (1949)

An outlaw finds a place in his gang for a grave-robbing doctor.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

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Marvin Borowsky, Otto Eis (as Osso Van Eyss) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Big Jack Horner
Richard Conte ... Dr. Alexander Meade
Marjorie Main ... Flapjack Kate
Edward Arnold ... Mayor Mahoney
Vanessa Brown ... Patricia Mahoney
Clinton Sundberg ... C. Petronius Smith
Charles Dingle ... Mathias Taylor
Clem Bevans ... Saltlick Joe
Jack Lambert ... Bud Valentine
Will Wright ... Will Farnsworth
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Toddy (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Syd Saylor ... Pokey
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Storyline

An outlaw finds a place in his gang for a grave-robbing doctor.

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BEERY and MAIN are partners in crime!...in comedy! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Harp See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$869,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Wallace Beery. He died of heart failure on April 15, 1949 having been under contract to MGM for 19 years. See more »

Quotes

Big Jack Horner: Put that thing away. No nice lady smokes a pipe on sunday.
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Great Classic Film of 1949
21 October 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Wallace Berry,(Big Jack Horner),"Wyoming",'40, made this film his swan song and gave an outstanding performance as a slick wise old owl up to no good, but had a very kind heart for doing good for people and sometimes the opposite. Marjorie Main,(Flapjack Kate), was his sidekick or wife, and gave him a hard time whenever she could. I was surprised to see Richard Conte,(Dr. Alexander Meade),"Tony Rome",'67,who was the only person all dressed up and looking like a million dollars. Big Jack Horner and the other supporting actors all dressed like hillbilly's from them thar Hills!! If you like old time actors and the rough ways of Wallace Berry, his deep voice and slow speech, you will certainly enjoy the slap stick story from the past years. My dad use to tell me that Richard Conte's father use to be a barber in Jersey City, N.J., and cut his hair for $1.25. (Way back WHEN!)


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