Seventy-two hours in the life of Indiana man Bud who inherits money and heads for New York City where his cousin Gibbony introduces him to chorus girl Vida for whom he falls. When a girl is killed by a drunk at a party in his hotel room, Bud is the chief suspect. —Ed Stephan <email@example.com>
off to the big city.... barely pre code.
Eric Linden is "Bud", going to the big city NYC! Linden was only about 24, and would only be in hollywood about ten years. Some heavy hitters for co-stars: the awesome Ned Sparks, Guy Kibbee, Grant Mitchell.. and Walter Catlett is his cousin Gibby, who claims to know Constance Bennett. and Bud meets the young beautiful Vida (Joan Blondell ), and he falls for her. Gibby is always jabbering away, like a fast talking con man. keeps the pace moving. and it's still during prohibition, so part of the plot involves dealing with bootleggers. and an early, uncredited role for Bogart. about halfway through, there's a huge, drunken brawl, and when it hits the fan, here come the cops! the big city is a more dangerous place than Bud bargained for. good stuff, in the shortie from Warner Brothers. the resolution to the who-dunnit and the ending itself are a bit odd, but no biggie. directed by Mervyn LeRoy, nominated for Random Harvest. and directed so many other great films. check em out. Linden kind of disappeared after 1941. there's more info on him at wikipedia.
- Nov 16, 2020
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