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Big City Blues ()


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Young man from small town moves to New York City looking for better life.

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Vida Fleet
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Bud Reeves
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Mrs. Serena Cartlich
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Mr. 'Stacky' Stackhouse
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Hummell, the House Detective
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Station Agent
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Cousin 'Gibby' Gibboney
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Faun
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Detective Quelkin (as Thomas Jackson)
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First Waiter (uncredited)
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Shep Adkins (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Chief of Police (uncredited)
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Red, Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Jackie DeVoe (uncredited)
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Mabel (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ...
Bus Station Clerk (uncredited)
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Joe (uncredited)
John Kelly ...
Driver (uncredited)
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Jo-Jo (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Musician in Speakeasy (uncredited)
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Baggage Master (uncredited)
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Second Waiter (uncredited)
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Gossip at 55 Club (uncredited)
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Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
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Bootlegger (uncredited)
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Dice Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Otho ...
Subway Guide (uncredited)
Walter Percival ...
Jim (uncredited)
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Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Harry Seymour ...
Reporter Telephoning (uncredited)
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Agnes (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ...
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
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Len 'Lenny' Sully (uncredited)
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Lorna St. Clair (uncredited)
Jack Wise ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mervyn LeRoy

Written by

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Ward Morehouse ... (play "New York Town")
 
Ward Morehouse ... (screenplay) &
Lillie Hayward ... (screenplay)

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Ray Heindorf ... (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... (uncredited)

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James Van Trees

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Ray Curtiss

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Anton Grot

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Leo F. Forbstein ... conductor
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Plot Summary

Seventy-two hours in the life of Indiana man Bud who inherits money and heads for New York City where his cousin Gibbony introduces him to chorus girl Vida for whom he falls. When a girl is killed by a drunk at a party in his hotel room, Bud is the chief suspect. Written by Ed Stephan

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Also Known As
  • Blues wielkiego miasta (Poland)
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  • 63 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Humphrey Bogart's first film for Warner Bros., where he would sign a long-term contract four years later and eventually become a star. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bacall on Bogart (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Somebody Loves Me See more »
Quotes Vida Fleet: Double 4. 5 and a 3. 6 and a 2. 8 for the lady from upstate, dice. Here we go! Ha!
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