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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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Cast

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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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Drama

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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 »

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Lullaby
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Hear Marni Nixon sing for Margaret O'Brien...
30 August 2004 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

In the filmography of Stanley Donen's biography "Dancing on the Ceiling" Marni Nixon is listed as the singing voice of young Margaret O'Brien. That tidbit alone made we want to see/hear this movie with the early work of filmdom's greatest vocal dubber ever. I saw a sweet performance by Margaret O'Brien in Baltimore in the autumn of 1963 in "A Thousand Clowns". On stage as in film the unique, sympathetic colors of her voice stayed with you. Elements of compassion, anxiety and sweetness in a soft thickish voice...how can a young clarion voiced soprano duplicate those complex textures? I haven't heard her yet, but I'll bet Marni pulled it off! Margaret, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn owe Marni a big kiss from Heaven or Earth.


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