Big Brown Eyes (1936)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Mystery, Romance

Big Brown Eyes (1936) Poster

Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby.


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

21 July 2008 | wordsmith_57
| Cary Grant Still Shines
Big Brown Eyes would have been a big fat bomb if Cary Grant hadn't carried the movie. Even in such an early picture (1936) his debonair, yet cheeky gentleman style is evident. Playing a detective seemed odd, yet no matter what role he is cast in, he makes it his own. His romantic interest, Joan Bennett, seemed a tad too hard around the edges to play his girlfriend, but she did manage some decent repertoire with Grant, especially when the packing scene in Grant's apartment. Overall, the picture is uneven. It can't decide if it is a serious crime/drama or a light comedy. There is a scene where a stray bullet kills a baby (intimated) and there is nothing funny about that. Another scene a man is shot while arranging roses. It's incongruent action like these scenes that makes this movie just short of unwatchable. I have yet to see a Cary Grant movie that I didn't like, and this one seems a practice for his all out great flick His Gal Friday. Big Brown Eyes is watchable, only because of Cary Grant.

Critic Reviews


Release Date:

3 April 1936



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

How an Oscar Front-Runner Will Change Marvel Forever

Chloé Zhao definitely has some tricks up her sleeve for Eternals, so on this IMDbrief we take a look at how this Oscar front-runner will change Marvel forever.

Watch the video

Great Films the 2021 Oscars Missed for Best Picture

The Academy inevitably missed a few gems for 2021 Best Picture nominees. Here are some great movies worth streaming that you won't see at the Oscars this year.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Powered by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on