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Big City (1937)

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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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Writers
Dore Schary (screen play) | Hugo Butler (screen play) | Norman Krasna (based on the original story by)
Composer
William Axt (as Dr. William Axt)
Cinematographer
Joseph Ruttenberg (photographed by)
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Updated Sep 3, 1937

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Sep 3, 1937 (United States)

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101 cast members
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Luise Rainer
Anna Benton Anna Benton   See fewer
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Spencer Tracy
Joe Benton Joe Benton   See fewer
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Charley Grapewin
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
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Janet Beecher
Sophie Sloane Sophie Sloane   See fewer
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Eddie Quillan
Mike Edwards Mike Edwards   See fewer
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Victor Varconi
Paul Roya Paul Roya   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
John C. Andrews John C. Andrews   See fewer
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Helen Troy
Lola Johnson Lola Johnson   See fewer
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William Demarest
Beecher Beecher   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Jim Sloane Jim Sloane   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams) Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Fred Hawkins Fred Hawkins   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Tom Reilley Tom Reilley   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
District Attorney Gilbert District Attorney Gilbert   See fewer
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Andrew Tombes
Inspector Matthews (as Andrew J. Tombes) Inspector Matthews (as Andrew J. Tombes)   See fewer
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Clem Bevans
Grandpa Sloane Grandpa Sloane   See fewer
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Grace Ford
Mary Reilley Mary Reilley   See fewer
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Alice White
Peggy Devlin Peggy Devlin   See fewer
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Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey Jack Dempsey   See fewer
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James J. Jeffries
Jim Jeffries Jim Jeffries   See fewer
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Jimmy McLarnin
Jimmy McLarin Jimmy McLarin   See fewer
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Maxie Rosenbloom
Maxie Rosenbloom Maxie Rosenbloom   See fewer
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Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe   See fewer
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Frank Wykoff
Frank Wycoff Frank Wycoff   See fewer
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Jackie Fields
Jackie Fields Jackie Fields   See fewer
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Man Mountain Dean Man Mountain Dean   See fewer
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Gus Sonnenberg
Gus Sonnenberg Gus Sonnenberg   See fewer
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George Godfrey
Goerge Godfrey Goerge Godfrey   See fewer
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Joe Rivers
Joe River Joe River   See fewer
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Abdullah Abbas Abdullah Abbas   See fewer
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George Chandler
Mr. Briggs (scenes deleted) Mr. Briggs (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Policeman (scenes deleted) Policeman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted) Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted) Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Matty Roubert
Newsboy (scenes deleted) Newsboy (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Doorman (scenes deleted) Doorman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Mrs. Donogan - Eddie's Wife (uncredited) Mrs. Donogan - Eddie's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gilbert's Butler (uncredited) Gilbert's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective Bennett (uncredited) Detective Bennett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man Who Gets Slapped (uncredited) Man Who Gets Slapped (uncredited)   See fewer
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First Detective (uncredited) First Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman Who Screams (uncredited) Woman Who Screams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Hawkins (uncredited) Nora Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Athlete (uncredited) Athlete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Starter (uncredited) Starter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Purser (uncredited) Purser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Comet Night Watchman (uncredited) Comet Night Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman with Banana (uncredited) Policeman with Banana (uncredited)   See fewer
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Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy - Beecher's Cohort (uncredited) Buddy - Beecher's Cohort (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mayor's Secretary (uncredited) Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heller (uncredited) Heller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Immigrant (uncredited) Immigrant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited) Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ugly Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Ugly Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Immigration Officer Adams (uncredited) Immigration Officer Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Det. Meyers (uncredited) Det. Meyers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Immigration Officer Fuller (uncredited) Immigration Officer Fuller (uncredited)   See fewer
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First Counterman (uncredited) First Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Comet Cab Driver (uncredited) Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ship's Captain (uncredited) Ship's Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Second Counterman (uncredited) Second Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dr. Franklin (uncredited) Dr. Franklin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mayor's Butler (uncredited) Mayor's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective Miller (uncredited) Detective Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Immigrant (uncredited) Immigrant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 404 votes