The Big City (1928)

Melodrama | 18 February 1928

Director:

Tod Browning

Cinematographer:

Henry Sharp

Editor:

Harry Reynolds

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the 23 Jun 1928 Harrison's Report, the project for The Big City began at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as Hate,^ founded on a story by Frank Packard,
       Published copyright information showing that the film has sound has not been verified. Copyrighted as 8 ...
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According to the 23 Jun 1928 Harrison's Report, the project for The Big City began at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as Hate,^ founded on a story by Frank Packard,
       Published copyright information showing that the film has sound has not been verified. Copyrighted as 8 reels.
More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Apr 1928.
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New York Times
26 Mar 1928
p. 26.
Variety
28 Mar 1928
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 February 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 February 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25205
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,838
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Chuck Collins, owner of a cabaret and master criminal, notices that a rival gang is fleecing his patrons of their jewels and cash. Chuck tricks them into handing the loot over to members of his own gang. Chuck's accomplice, Helen, owns a costume shop that is used as a blind for the gang's activity; there, real jewels can be left about in boxes and containers as if they were paste. Helen's employee, Sunshine, a candid ingenue, persuades the group--Chuck, his partner Curly, and Helen--to reform, while members of the other gang, led by a man named Red, are brought to ... +


Chuck Collins, owner of a cabaret and master criminal, notices that a rival gang is fleecing his patrons of their jewels and cash. Chuck tricks them into handing the loot over to members of his own gang. Chuck's accomplice, Helen, owns a costume shop that is used as a blind for the gang's activity; there, real jewels can be left about in boxes and containers as if they were paste. Helen's employee, Sunshine, a candid ingenue, persuades the group--Chuck, his partner Curly, and Helen--to reform, while members of the other gang, led by a man named Red, are brought to justice. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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