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  • Big City (1937)
  • Passed
    80 min | Drama
Big City (1937)
Passed
80 min | Drama

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 ...See moreTo 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 See less
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Director
Writers
Dore Schary (screen play) | Hugo Butler (screen play) | Norman Krasna (based on the original story by)
Producer
Composer
William Axt (as Dr. William Axt)
Cinematographer
Joseph Ruttenberg (photographed by)
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Release date
Sep 3, 1937 (United States)

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Cast

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101 cast members
Name Known for
Luise Rainer
Anna Benton Anna Benton   See fewer
Spencer Tracy
Joe Benton Joe Benton   See fewer
Charley Grapewin
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
Janet Beecher
Sophie Sloane Sophie Sloane   See fewer
Eddie Quillan
Mike Edwards Mike Edwards   See fewer
Victor Varconi
Paul Roya Paul Roya   See fewer
Oscar O'Shea
John C. Andrews John C. Andrews   See fewer
Helen Troy
Lola Johnson Lola Johnson   See fewer
William Demarest
Beecher Beecher   See fewer
Irving Bacon
Jim Sloane Jim Sloane   See fewer
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams) Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
Regis Toomey
Fred Hawkins Fred Hawkins   See fewer
Edgar Dearing
Tom Reilley Tom Reilley   See fewer
Paul Harvey
District Attorney Gilbert District Attorney Gilbert   See fewer
Andrew Tombes
Inspector Matthews (as Andrew J. Tombes) Inspector Matthews (as Andrew J. Tombes)   See fewer
Clem Bevans
Grandpa Sloane Grandpa Sloane   See fewer
Grace Ford
Mary Reilley Mary Reilley   See fewer
Alice White
Peggy Devlin Peggy Devlin   See fewer
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey Jack Dempsey   See fewer
James J. Jeffries
Jim Jeffries Jim Jeffries   See fewer
Jimmy McLarnin
Jimmy McLarnin Jimmy McLarnin   See fewer
Maxie Rosenbloom
Maxie Rosenbloom Maxie Rosenbloom   See fewer
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe   See fewer
Frank Wykoff
Frank Wykoff Frank Wykoff   See fewer
Jackie Fields
Jackie Fields Jackie Fields   See fewer
Man Mountain Dean
Man Mountain Dean Man Mountain Dean   See fewer
Gus Sonnenberg
Gus Sonnenberg Gus Sonnenberg   See fewer
George Godfrey
George Godfrey George Godfrey   See fewer
Joe Rivers
Joe Rivers Joe Rivers   See fewer
Cotton Warburton
Cotton Warburton Cotton Warburton   See fewer
Bull Montana
Bull Montana Bull Montana   See fewer
Rex 'Snowy' Baker
Snowy Baker (as Snowy Baker) Snowy Baker (as Snowy Baker)   See fewer
Taski Hagio
Taski Hagio Taski Hagio   See fewer
George Chandler
Mr. Briggs (scenes deleted) Mr. Briggs (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Tom Dugan
Policeman (scenes deleted) Policeman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted) Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Dick Rich
Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted) Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Matty Roubert
Newsboy (scenes deleted) Newsboy (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Dick Rush
Doorman (scenes deleted) Doorman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Eadie Adams
Mrs. Donogan - Eddie's Wife (uncredited) Mrs. Donogan - Eddie's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Lowden Adams
Gilbert's Butler (uncredited) Gilbert's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
Monya Andre
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Stanley Andrews
Detective Bennett (uncredited) Detective Bennett (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Ash
Man Who Gets Slapped (uncredited) Man Who Gets Slapped (uncredited)   See fewer
Herbert Ashley
First Detective (uncredited) First Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
King Baggot
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Amelia Batchelor
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara Bedford
Woman Who Screams (uncredited) Woman Who Screams (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Brister
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Helen Brown
Nora Hawkins (uncredited) Nora Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
Francis X. Bushman Jr.
Banquet Doorman (uncredited) Banquet Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
Orville Caldwell
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Neal Clisby
Athlete (uncredited) Athlete (uncredited)   See fewer
Jules Cowles
Carl - the Janitor (uncredited) Carl - the Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Crehan
Detective Curtis (uncredited) Detective Curtis (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Daley
Mounted Policeman (uncredited) Mounted Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Leigh De Lacey
Buddy's Landlady (uncredited) Buddy's Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
Lester Dorr
Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Dougherty
Starter (uncredited) Starter (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Du Frane
Purser (uncredited) Purser (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Fix
Comet Night Watchman (uncredited) Comet Night Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
James Flavin
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Gargan
Policeman with Banana (uncredited) Policeman with Banana (uncredited)   See fewer
Natalie Garson
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Bud Geary
Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Grey
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Gribbon
Slow-Witted Policeman (uncredited) Slow-Witted Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank Hagney
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Mahlon Hamilton
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
Lew Harvey
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Russell Hopton
Buddy - Beecher's Cohort (uncredited) Buddy - Beecher's Cohort (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Hussey
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited) Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Hutchinson
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Gladden James
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited) Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe King
Jackson - Immigration Officer (uncredited) Jackson - Immigration Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Mitchell Lewis
Detective Haley (uncredited) Detective Haley (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Sugai Matsuda
Athlete (uncredited) Athlete (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt McHugh
Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert McKenzie
Frank Turner (uncredited) Frank Turner (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles McMurphy
Heller (uncredited) Heller (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Newlan
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Lillian Nicholson
Immigrant (uncredited) Immigrant (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennis O'Keefe
Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Pennick
Ugly Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Ugly Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Lee Phelps
Adams - Immigration Officer (uncredited) Adams - Immigration Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alonzo Price
Det. Meyers (uncredited) Det. Meyers (uncredited)   See fewer
Dewey Robinson
Fuller - Immigration Officer (uncredited) Fuller - Immigration Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Semels
First Counterman (uncredited) First Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
George Skultesky
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
Will Stanton
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Landers Stevens
Ship's Captain (uncredited) Ship's Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Thompson
Second Counterman (uncredited) Second Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Tucker
Dr. Franklin (uncredited) Dr. Franklin (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Walker
Eddie Donogan - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Eddie Donogan - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Wheat
Minor Official (uncredited) Minor Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Wilson
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Wilton
Mayor's Butler (uncredited) Mayor's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Woods
Detective Miller (uncredited) Detective Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
Lillian Worth
Immigrant (uncredited) Immigrant (uncredited)   See fewer
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