House of Numbers (1957 film)
|House of Numbers|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Russell Rouse|
|Produced by||Charles Schnee|
|Screenplay by||Don Mankiewicz|
|Based on||the novel House of Numbers|
by Jack Finney
|Music by||André Previn|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||John McSweeney Jr.|
|Box office||$1.1 million|
In the film, Palance plays two similar-looking brothers: Bill and his younger brother Arnie Judlow. Bill is a good citizen, trying to help his ex-professional boxer brother, Arnie, convicted of murder, escape from San Quentin State Prison to return to Arnie's wife, Ruth, played by Lang.
Arnie Judlow (Jack Palance) is an imprisoned gangster. During a prison visit, Bill Judlow, his law-abiding brother, switches places, allowing himself to be incarcerated as the real criminal walks free. Ruth Judlow (Barbara Lang), wife of one of the Judlow boys, wavers in her loyalties.
- Jack Palance as Arnie Judlow / Bill Judlow
- Harold J. Stone as Henry Nova - Prison Guard
- Edward Platt as The Warden
- Barbara Lang as Mrs. Ruth Judlow
- Frank Watkins as Brother
- Joe Conley as Convict in line
According to MGM records the film earned $500,000 in the US and Canada and $600,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $378,000.
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