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Glass House (The)

USA, English, 120 mins

  • Director: Tom Gries
  • Writer: Truman Capote; Wyatt Cooper
  • Producer: Robert W. Christiansen; Rick Rosenberg

CGiii Comment

It tries hard...but, fails - on almost all levels.

Typical prison drama with Alda being a goody-two-shoes - it just doesn't work.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the outside, there is accommodation, honesty, cynicism, violence and all the other factors that make up our society. Three new convicts act as the catalyst for the events that follow; a college teacher, convicted of accidental manslaughter; a young man, sentenced for possession of marijuana; a new guard, interested in changing the system. Inside prison, the 'establlishment' presents itself. The warden doesn't want to rock the boat of the small society within prison walls. A convict dictator controls activities among the inmates thanks to a control of the narcotics traffic. A leader of the black convicts seethes in his own world of racial tension when there is no difference between convicts and authorities.

Cast & Characters

Vic Morrow as Hugo Slocum;
Clu Gulager as Brian Courtland;
Billy Dee Williams as Lennox;
Kristoffer Tabori as Allan Campbell;
Dean Jagger as Warden Auerbach;
Alan Alda as Jonathon Paige;
Luke Askew as Bibleback;
Scott Hylands as Ajax;
Edward Bell as Sinclair;
Tony Mancini as Steve Berino;
Roy Jenson as Officer Brown;
Alan Vint as Bree;
G. Wood as Pagonis

Truman Capote

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