Thunder in the City (1937)

  |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.



  • Thunder in the City (1937)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Luli Deste in Thunder in the City (1937)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Donald Calthrop in Thunder in the City (1937)
  • Thunder in the City (1937)
  • Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce, and Luli Deste in Thunder in the City (1937)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Luli Deste in Thunder in the City (1937)

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22 May 2006 | JohnSeal
| Enjoyable comedy in need of restoration
I'd love to know how producer Alexander Esway landed Edward G. Robinson for this low budget British feature. Robinson plays a crafty American businessman who relocates to the old country in order to pick up a few pointers--in addition to teaching the locals a few tricks about wealth creation. Nigel Bruce is delightful (and typically fuddled) as the nobleman who sells his stake in some Rhodesian mines to Robinson, Ralph Richardson is nice and chilly as the villain of the piece, and sexy Luli Deste is adequate as the film's love interest. For a low budget effort, the film is very well made, and features a few impressive sequences, most notably a brief scene in the Escher-like Challoner Hall that seems to consist primarily of staircases leading nowhere. The old Madacy Video tape leaves a lot to be desired, however: their print is worn and washed out. Thunder In the City is no classic, but it deserves to get cleaned up for DVD.

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22 April 1937



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