Big Jack (film)

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Big Jack
Big jack poster.jpg
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Produced by Gottfried Reinhardt
Written by Robert Thoeren (novel)
Gene Fowler
Otto Eis
Starring Wallace Beery
Richard Conte
Marjorie Main
Edward Arnold
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Edited by George Boemler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
April 12, 1949
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $869,000[1]
Box office $915,000[1]

Big Jack is a 1949 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.

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.



According to MGM records the film earned $759,000 in the US and Canada and $156,000 elsewhere, resulting in a $291,000 loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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