Big City (1937)

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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... See full summary »




  • Big City (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Luise Rainer in Big City (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Luise Rainer in Big City (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy and Luise Rainer in Big City (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, and Victor Varconi in Big City (1937)
  • Spencer Tracy, Jack Dempsey, James J. Jeffries, Jimmy McLarnin, Bull Montana, Luise Rainer, Maxie Rosenbloom, Gus Sonnenberg, and Jim Thorpe in Big City (1937)

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31 August 2009 | dbdumonteil
| Big Hearts
The follow-up to "Mannequin" and coming just before the sublime "Three comrades" melodrama ,"Big city" has a bizarre cast and credits showing cartoons Winnie Winkle style .But it's not a comedy.Once again ,it's a drama showing the fight of two lovers against a hostile world.Both Spencer Tracy and Luise Raiser(her eyes are so beautiful) give outstanding performances .Once again,Borzage teaches us real love,true love,pure love ,this love which leads you to sacrifice everything (Anna calling the Police)so the others can go on.He shows us men and women all standing together against the High and the Mighty.Recalling sometimes his great silent work "street angel" (1927)when Tracy visits his wife on the boat about to take her away from him.The final rumble may seem too long ,but after so much pain,it's a sweet relief.Humor is also present in the scene of the bottle of milk.Monsieur Borzage,you were a great man.

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