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Director  Frank Borzage
Music director  William Axt
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Country  United States
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Cinematography  Joseph Ruttenberg
Language  English
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Writer  Norman Krasna, Dore Schary, Hugo Butler
Release date  September 3, 1937 (1937-09-03)
Cast  Luise Rainer (Anna Benton), Spencer Tracy (Joe Benton), Janet Beecher (Sophie Sloane), Charley Grapewin (Robert, the Mayor), William Demarest (Mr. Beecher), Eddie Quillan (Mike Edwards)
Similar movies  Blackhat, Taxi Tehran, Ghostbusters, Collateral, Night on Earth, Cosmopolis
Tagline  So much of happiness and heart-break...drama and romance...set to the tune of a big city...glorified by two great stars...it will bring glowing memories for years to come!

Big City is a 1937 drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Spencer Tracy. The film was also released as Skyscraper Wilderness.

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Plot

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Joe Benton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Anna (Luise Rainer) are suspected of starting a taxi war. Although innocent, they are blamed for everything that has happened and the officials demand that Anna be deported from the United States. While trying to prove their innocence, the couple feels forced to hide.

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The film also casts a number of popular sports figures including Jack Dempsey, Jim Thorpe, and James J. Jeffries in minor comic roles.

Cast

  • Luise Rainer as Anna Benton
  • Spencer Tracy as Joe Benton
  • Charley Grapewin as Robert, the Mayor
  • Janet Beecher as Sophie Sloane
  • Eddie Quillan as Mike Edwards
  • Victor Varconi as Paul Roya
  • Oscar O'Shea as John C. Andrews
  • John Arledge as Bud
  • Box office

    According to MGM records the film earned $906,000 in the US and Canada and $695,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $462,000.

    References

    Big City (1937 film) Wikipedia
    Big City (1937 film) IMDb Big City (1937 film) themoviedb.org


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