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The Beast of the City (1932)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  13 February 1932 (USA)
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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick is fighting gangster Sam Belmonte. He asks his dishonest brother Ed to keep an eye on Daisy who was connected with Belmonte. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Beware the hunters who stalk their prey through city jungles! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City Sentinels  »

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Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fifty-two minutes into the film Daisy (Jean Harlow) has a party at her place. On a small table against the back wall is a photo of Clark Gable, her co-star in Red Dust (1932) the same year. See more »

Quotes

Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: [Ed steps between Daisy and her front door] Don't kick me in the shin, or I'll smack your face!
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: All right, copper.
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: How'd you come to think that one up?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Aw, you've got Headquarters written all over yuh!
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: Smart girl, huh?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Yeah, and I never got past the eighth grade.
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: Well, maybe you're bright enough to answer a few questions.
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Sure, if you don't ask them in Yiddish!
[She pushes past him and goes into the door. Then suggestively]
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Can you come in?
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Featured in Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet And Lovely
(1931) (uncredited)
Written by Gus Arnheim, Neil Moret and Harry Tobias
Played on piano and sung by guests at Daisy's place
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Harlow was Red Hot in 1932
19 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The blond bomb shell, Jean Harlow,(Daisy Stevens),"Reckless",'35 gave an outstanding performance and some of her outfits showed off all the wonderful things males love in a woman during the 1930's and still DO ! Walter Houston,(Capt. Jim Fitzpatrick),"The Great Sinner",'49, played a rough and tough Irish Captain who did not mess around with the mob and especially Jean Hersholt, who really did not fit very well in this role. Jean Hersholt played very few roles as the bad guy during the 1920's and 30's and was a good actor in the radio days. J. Carrol Naish,(Pietro Cholo),"The Beast With Five Fingers",'46, was very young and gave a great supporting role on his way to a fantastic career on the Silver Screen. The ending of this film is great and I thought it was very well directed and produced.


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