William Nigh

  • William Nigh – Mutiny in the Big House (1939)

    1931-1940DramaUSAWilliam Nigh

    In every prison, a war is being waged for the souls of men. This silent battle between the rogues who want to spread their evil and the devoted men who seek to rebuild prisoners’ lives explodes when a new convict arrives at the state pen. After forging a check to help his mother, Johnny Gate is sentenced to one to fourteen years. The prison chaplain, Father Joe, recognizes his good intentions and tries to steer Johnny on the right course. Unfortunately, his bunkmate Red Manson thinks Father Joe’s special attention could be exploited into a jailbreak. Red threatens to murder Johnny if he doesn’t cooperate, forcing him to choose between death and the path to redemption. Martin Mooney’s compelling story is based on his own time in jail and is dedicated to the real-life prison chaplain who helped him during his incarceration. .Read More »

  • William Nigh – I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes (1948)

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    I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes (1948)

    A dancer is pinned for murder after his shoe prints are found at the scene of the crime. His wife follows the trail of clues to the genuine killer.Read More »

  • William Nigh – The 13th Man (1937)

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    A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered in the midst of a crowd. The police have many suspects
    and hardly any clues, so two reporters decide to investigate for themselves.
    (Written by Snow Leopard)Read More »

  • William Nigh – Across to Singapore (1928)

    1921-1930DramaRomanceUSAWilliam Nigh


    Plot: Joel and Priscilla have been in love since they were children. Mark announces his engagement to her without obtaining her permission. While Joel and Mark are at sea Mark is abandoned in Singapore by the Ship’s Mate Finch who, upon their return, convinces the townspeople that Joel abandoned his brother. Joel escapes jail, takes the ship to Singapore, finds his brother insane with drink and returns him to the ship. There is a mutiny.Read More »

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