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      House of Numbers

      Released Sep 12, 1957 1h 32m Drama List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings San Quentin convict Arnie Judlow (Jack Palance) has devised an almost foolproof plan to break out of prison. The scheme involves Arnie's wife, Ruth (Barbara Lang), and his twin brother, Bill (also Palance), posing as husband and wife on a visit to the prison, at which point the brothers will switch places. But Ruth threatens to put the kibosh on the entire operation when her allegiance to her cell-bound husband is tested by a budding romance with Bill. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine This prison drama is more convincing than usual in its portrayal of life behind bars. Its story, however, is cluttered and confusing. Nov 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I can't quite pinpoint what's wrong with this picture... it feels like the moviemaking is indifferent. The script itself lacks depth. The premise offered possibilities and the cast was capable of offering more than delivered. Nonetheless, the film is worth watching., particularly because of Barbara Lang. She was considered a B-movie version of Marilyn Monroe and has a fascinating and sad personal story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review deke p 1957! Taut, suspenseful prison escape drama with a coupla twists. PALANCE playing himself (as usual) & his twin bro. Saw it on THE MOVIE CHANNEL, 2.11.2021 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's the prison version of "The Parent Trap" with Jack Palance in the Hayley Mills role. So what do you do if you want to break your identical twin brother out of prison? Switch places with him of course. It's a petty ridiculous premiss for a prison story but it does have a good cast besides Palance that includes the great Timothy Carey, Bill Erwin Edward Platt, and an uncredited Joe Turkel, who modern audiences will know as Lloyd the Bartender from "The Shining" or as Dr. Tyrell from "Blade Runner". Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis San Quentin convict Arnie Judlow (Jack Palance) has devised an almost foolproof plan to break out of prison. The scheme involves Arnie's wife, Ruth (Barbara Lang), and his twin brother, Bill (also Palance), posing as husband and wife on a visit to the prison, at which point the brothers will switch places. But Ruth threatens to put the kibosh on the entire operation when her allegiance to her cell-bound husband is tested by a budding romance with Bill.
      Director
      Russell Rouse
      Producer
      Charles Schnee
      Screenwriter
      Russell Rouse, Don Mankiewicz
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 12, 1957, Original
      Runtime
      1h 32m