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Big City (1937)

Passed  -  Drama  -  3 September 1937 (USA)
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To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for... See full summary »

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The Mayor
Janet Beecher ...
Sophie Sloane
Eddie Quillan ...
Mike Edwards
Victor Varconi ...
Paul Roya
Oscar O'Shea ...
John C. Andrews
Helen Troy ...
Lola Johnson
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Beecher
John Arledge ...
Buddy
Irving Bacon ...
Jim Sloane
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams)
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Fred Hawkins
Edgar Dearing ...
Tom Reilley
Paul Harvey ...
District Attorney Gilbert
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Storyline

To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for them to go with him to the wharf and rescue Anna (about to deliver their baby) from the ship. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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taxi | rescue | murder | banquet | mayor | See All (28) »

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HEART-THROBS of a GREAT CITY! (original ad - many caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Skyscraper Wilderness  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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George B. Seitz directed, uncredited, the sequence featuring Jack Dempsey. See more »

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Referenced in A Night at the Movies (1937) See more »

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great film
9 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

A very funny film that stars Luise Rainer and Spencer Tracy as a taxi cab driver and his wife. The plot is basically two cab companies fighting over which one gets the territory or something like that. The two main stars are great and Luise Rainer has top billing over Tracy. I've read a lot of negative reviews but i think it's very funny.


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