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Director  Norman Taurog
Duration  
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United States
Big City (1948 film) movie poster
Release date  March 25, 1948
Writer  Anne Morrison Chapin, Whitfield Cook, Aben Kandel (additional dialogue), Nanette Kutner (adaptation), Miklos Laszlo (story)
Music director  Georgie Stoll, Albert Sendrey, Lothar Perl
Screenplay  Whitfield Cook, Aben Kandel, Anne Morrison Chapin, Nanette Kutner
Cast  Margaret O'Brien (Midge), Robert Preston (Rev. Philip Y. Andrews), George Murphy (Patrick O'Donnell), Danny Thomas (Cantor David Irwin Feldman), Edward Arnold (Judge Martin O. Abercrombie), Karin Booth (Florence Bartlett)
Similar movies  Margaret OBrien appears in Big City and The Unfinished Dance

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Big City is a 1948 film.

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Plot

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An abandoned infant is discovered in New York City by a cantor, David Feldman, and a minister, Rev. Phillip Andrews, who consult police officer Pat O'Donnell about what to do. Taking in the baby girl and naming her Midge, the three unmarried men seek legal custody in the courtroom of Judge Martin O. Abercrombie, who is agreeable on one condition -- the first man to marry will become sole legal guardian of the girl.

At school after she's a few years older, Midge is teased by others for her unusual family situation. Even her teacher, Florence Barrett, does not approve of a child being raised without a mother. To alleviate her concerns, the men invite Florence to an evening at their home, where even Midge becomes happier about the way she is being brought up.

David falls in love with Florence and hopes to propose marriage. Pat, who has been seeing the extroverted singer "Shoo Shoo" Grady, elopes with her. The two clergymen are unsure that Shoo Shoo would be a proper parent for their child. It is left up to the judge, who gives careful consideration to everyone's concerns, then solves the problem by withdrawing his condition about marriage, permitting all three men to share fatherly responsibilities to Midge equally.

Cast

  • George Murphy as Pat O'Donnell
  • Robert Preston as Rev. Andrews
  • Danny Thomas as Cantor Feldman
  • Margaret O'Brien as Midge
  • Betty Garrett as Shoo Shoo
  • Karin Booth as Florence Bartlett
  • Edward Arnold as Judge Abercrombie
  • Reception

    According to MGM records the movie was not a hit, earning $910,000 in the US and Canada and $489,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $850,000.

    References

    Big City (1948 film) Wikipedia
    Big City (1948 film) IMDb Big City (1948 film) themoviedb.org


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