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Big City (1937)

Passed | | Drama | 3 September 1937 (USA)
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
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Sophie Sloane
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Paul Roya
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John C. Andrews
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Lola Johnson
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Beecher
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Buddy
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Jim Sloane
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Tom Reilley
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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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HEART-THROBS of a GREAT CITY! (original ad - many 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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George B. Seitz directed, uncredited, the sequence featuring Jack Dempsey. See more »

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Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

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A cabby turf warfare in New York City which had an exciting ending
24 June 2012 | by (Laughlin, Nevada USA) – See all my reviews

After watching Big City a, TCM, television version of the movie, I felt cheated that I had not seen Luise Rainer before. She was magnificent, sweet, and believable. Because of my research on this 1930s two-time, back-to-back Oscar winner, I can't wait to see the other seven films in which she acted. She won an Academy Award in 1937 & 1938. She left acting at the peak of her career, and that is very sad. This woman had something "different" about her. Though she is now 102 years old and lives in England, she has a new American fan. Spencer Tracy was the male lead, and he was his usual incredible self, but Luise Rainer, in my opinion, upstaged the great Tracy!


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