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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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A thrilling drama of hunters - and hunted, in the city jungles! (Herald). See more »


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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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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

Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: [Seductively] I know, it;s a funny thing. You drink beer to make you cool, and it just makes yuh hot.
[She tugs on the cleavage of her dress]
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: I can't stand it. I gotta do something about it.
[She walks away, ostensibly to take off her dress]
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Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 (Brahms' Lullaby)
(1868) (uncredited)
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Heard during the end credits
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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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