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The Beast of the City (1932) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Charles Brabin and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

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HOT AND BOTHERED - The Films of 1932 Blogathon: The Beast of the City

By Caftan Woman on Jul 9, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Wowza! HOT AND BOTHERED - The Films of 1932 blogathon is here! Aurora of Once Upon a Screen has today's contributions. Tomorrow check out Theresa of CineMaven's Essays from the Couch for more steamy goodness. I swear one of these days I am going to add up how many times I have seen George Chandl... Read full article


"The Beast of the City," or Bang, Bang

By David on Sep 27, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1932 film "The Beast of the City" opens with a long-winded bit of argle-bargle from President Herbert Hoover to the effect of, dude, if movies glamorize gangsters all the time, how about a movie that glamorizes the cops instead? Louis B. Mayer, the head honcho of MGM, was a big Hoover supporter... Read full article


The Beast of the City

By RBuccicone on May 9, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

???? Movies have since nearly their inception been known to glorify crime usually more often than they do law enforcement. This seemed particularly true during Prohibition when many speakeasy-frequenting audience members likely sympathised with the plight of the bootlegger. The Beast of the City is ... Read full article


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Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: [Ed steps between Daisy and her front door] Don't kick me in the shin, or I'll smack your face!
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: All right, copper.
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: How'd you come to think that one up?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Aw, you've got Headquarters written all over yuh!
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: Smart girl, huh?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Yeah, and I never got past the eighth grade.
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: Well, maybe you're bright enough to answer a few questions.
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Sure, if you don't ask them in Yiddish!
[She pushes past him and goes into the door. Then suggestively]
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Can you come in?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: I'm right behind yuh.


Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: [Ed grabs her arm tightly] Say! It hurts a little bit.
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: And you don't like to be hurt, do you?
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Oh, I don't know.
[Suggestively]
Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: Kind of fun sometimes if it's done in the right spirit.


Reporter: [while eating a sandwich, washed down with a bottle of milk, a plainclothes cop or reporter refers to a man who has been hanged - at least two days ago] That's the way you gotta do with ducks. They're too gamey at first.


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Fifty-two minutes into the film Daisy (Jean Harlow) has a party at her place. On a small table against the back wall is a photo of Clark Gable, her co-star in Red Dust the same year.
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