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Big City (1948)

 -  Drama  -  25 March 1948 (USA)
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An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of ... See full summary »

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Rev. Philip Y. Andrews
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Cantor David Irwin Feldman
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Patrick O'Donnell
Karin Booth ...
Florence Bartlett
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Judge Martin O. Abercrombie
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins ...
Louis Keller (as Butch Jenkins)
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Shoo Shoo Grady
Lotte Lehmann ...
Mama Feldman
Connie Gilchrist ...
Martha, the Judge's Maid
Page Cavanaugh ...
Trio Leader (as Page Cavanaugh Trio)
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Storyline

An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of getting married and settling down. And each wants to adopt Midge officially and raise her without the other "fathers". And Midge has to find some way for them to all become a family again. Written by Kathy Li

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M-G-M's Big Hearted Drama With Songs

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25 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mascote da Cidade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Although there was not a soundtrack album, MGM issued a 78-rpm boxed album featuring Betty Garrett (making her screen debut), along with recording artists Kate Smith (intoning her trademark "God Bless America," written by Irving Berlin), Art Lund and Hal McIntyre's Orchestra. From RCA Victor came two releases by cast members: a 78-rpm album by the illustrious soprano who had retired from the Metropolitan Opera, Lotte Lehmann (singing "God Bless America" in the movie and commercially for RCA Victor); and a single by The Page Cavanaugh Trio of "Ok'l Baby Dok'l" (music and lyrics by Inez James and Sidney Miller) - performed here without Betty Garrett, who shared the soundtrack version and then made her own studio cut with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra for MGM Records to include on its album and also issue as a single. See more »

Soundtracks

The Kerry Dance
(uncredited)
Written by J.L. Molloy
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Thought the movie was great, but never saw the end. Help!
20 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was watching Big City and really enjoying it. I need somebody's help because I got to the part where Edward Arnold and Midge decide that Midge should be sent away. Then I got a phone call, and never saw the end. I assume that the family got back together again, but I can't figure out how. I thought that if they all lived together, that would solve the problem. Doubt that happened! But I especially liked the way the 3 religions were able to unite because of their love for Midge. Margaret O'Brien was terrific and her take-off on Betty Garrett's song was too. Would somebody please tell me what happened from that point on! Thanks much.


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