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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
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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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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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BY THE AUTHOR OF "FURY"! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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3 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Skyscraper Wilderness  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Big Hearts
31 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The follow-up to "Mannequin" and coming just before the sublime "Three comrades" melodrama ,"Big city" has a bizarre cast and credits showing cartoons Winnie Winkle style .But it's not a comedy.Once again ,it's a drama showing the fight of two lovers against a hostile world.Both Spencer Tracy and Luise Raiser(her eyes are so beautiful) give outstanding performances .Once again,Borzage teaches us real love,true love,pure love ,this love which leads you to sacrifice everything (Anna calling the Police)so the others can go on.He shows us men and women all standing together against the High and the Mighty.Recalling sometimes his great silent work "street angel" (1927)when Tracy visits his wife on the boat about to take her away from him.The final rumble may seem too long ,but after so much pain,it's a sweet relief.Humor is also present in the scene of the bottle of milk.Monsieur Borzage,you were a great man.


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