Big City Blues Overview:

Big City Blues (1932) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy .

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Live Action ShortMartina Huguenot van der Linden and Charles Huguenot van der Linden, ProducersNominated
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BIG CITY BLUES

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


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 cinemagraphe.com) 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


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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The play, "New York Town" was copyrighted in 1932, but had no known performances.
Humphrey Bogart's first film for Warner Bros., where he would sign a long-term contract four years later and eventually become a star.
The girl at the party is reading Radcliffe Hall's 1928 lesbian novel 'The Well of Loneliness'.
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