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Big City (1948)

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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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 Musical Drama of New York! See more »

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25 March 1948 (USA)  »

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A Mascote da Cidade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Betty Garrett's film debut. See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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What'll I Do
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Danny Thomas
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Dat would be an ecumenical matter!
13 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film makes me thrill to be an atheist.

Spare a thought for poor Lotte Lehmann having to appear in this tosh and for little Margaret O'Brian who can't ACT although apparently she can cry to order (without the director offscreen threatening to kill her puppy ).

The schoolteacher supposed to be the love object of two of the "fathers" has a manner that would curdle milk and her face is harder than polished oak.

Danny Thomas does his thing and then does it some more and whoa does it again (maybe this is the only Hollywood musical ever set in a synagogue?)and so do all the other MGM contract players but this film has NOTHING going for it - at all - da nada! No - hang on - it does have Betty Garrett being funny and charming.

So the one star I am giving this is for Betty....


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