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Big City (1948) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Joe Pasternak.

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By Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 21, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

It's Pre-Code time again with the 1932 Warner Bros. feature BIG CITY BLUES. The film stars Joan Blondell as a--you guessed it--struggling chorus girl, and it has elements of other Pre-Codes the actress starred in such as UNION DEPOT and CENTRAL PARK. Bud Reeves (Eric Linden) is a callow young man f... Read full article

The Big City (1963)

By Beatrice on Nov 22, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Big City (Mahanagar) Directed by Satyajit Ray Written by Satyajit Ray from a story by Narendranath Mitra 1963/India R.D. Banshal & Co. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Satyajit Ray does it again in a very human and perfectly realized domestic drama. Subrata Mazumder works as a bank manager. ... Read full article

Big City Blues (1932)

By Lindsey on May 7, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

“I’d like to walk into a New York hotel room just once, and not find a gin session going on…” (Image via Bud Reeves (Eric Linden) is a country boy, but he’s making his way to the big city, moving from Indiana to New York. He leaves his home state with ... Read full article

Big City Blues – 1932

By Bogart Fan on Jul 3, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My rating —A Good Comedy Turns Ugly—? Your Bogie?Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director: ?Mervyn Leroy The Lowdown Small town boy Buddy Reeves (Eric Linden) takes a train bound for New York in order to follow his dreams, but it’s not long before his swindling cousin Gibby (Walter Catlett)... Read full article

The Eric Linden Film Festival: "Big City Blues" and "Life Begins"

By David on Aug 17, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"But I AM talking in my deep voice!" Of all the actors who appeared in 1930s movies, Eric Linden (1909-1994) was certainly one of them. He played a variety of roles, including young salesman, young father, young traveler, young rich man, young detective, young gambler and not-quite-as-young soldi... Read full article

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Although there was not a soundtrack album, MGM issued a 78-rpm boxed album featuring Betty Garrett (making her screen debut), along with recording artists Kate Smith (intoning her trademark "God Bless America," written by Irving Berlin), Art Lund and Hal McIntyre's Orchestra. From RCA Victor came two releases by cast members: a 78-rpm album by the illustrious soprano who had retired from the Metropolitan Opera, Lotte Lehmann (singing "God Bless America" in the movie and commercially for RCA Victor); and a single by The Page Cavanaugh Trio of "Ok'l Baby Dok'l" (music and lyrics by Inez James and Sidney Miller) - performed here without Betty Garrett, who shared the soundtrack version and then made her own studio cut with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra for MGM Records to include on its album and also issue as a single.
Betty Garrett's film debut.
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