Big City Blues (1932)

65 or 68 mins | Drama | 18 September 1932

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Cinematographer:

James Van Trees

Editor:

Ray Curtiss

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Sep 32
p. 16.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Jun 32
p. 31.
New York Times
10 Sep 32
p. 18.
Variety
13 Sep 32
p. 29.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 September 1932
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 September 1932
Copyright Number:
LP3227
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65 or 68
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bud Reeves leaves Indiana for New York City expecting never to return to Indiana. His cousin Gibboney meets him at his hotel and, delighted to learn that Bud has a small inheritance, immediately plans a party, to be paid for by Bud. The party is filled with Gibboney's friends and bootleg liquor flows freely. Gibboney introduces Bud to chorus girl Vida Fleet and he is smitten. When two of the guests, Sully and Adkins, start a drunken brawl, one of the women is accidentally killed. The party breaks up quickly as everyone leaves the scene of the crime. House detective Hummell finds the body and sees Vida, who had returned for Bud, leaving the scene. He describes Vida and Bud to the police, who find them after a search at a gambling club, where Bud has lost all his money. The police don't believe Bud's story, but he is cleared when Hummell finds the real killer, Sully, hanging in the broom closet. Released from custody, Bud returns to Indiana, but is not beaten. He intends to save his money and return to New York and ... +


Bud Reeves leaves Indiana for New York City expecting never to return to Indiana. His cousin Gibboney meets him at his hotel and, delighted to learn that Bud has a small inheritance, immediately plans a party, to be paid for by Bud. The party is filled with Gibboney's friends and bootleg liquor flows freely. Gibboney introduces Bud to chorus girl Vida Fleet and he is smitten. When two of the guests, Sully and Adkins, start a drunken brawl, one of the women is accidentally killed. The party breaks up quickly as everyone leaves the scene of the crime. House detective Hummell finds the body and sees Vida, who had returned for Bud, leaving the scene. He describes Vida and Bud to the police, who find them after a search at a gambling club, where Bud has lost all his money. The police don't believe Bud's story, but he is cleared when Hummell finds the real killer, Sully, hanging in the broom closet. Released from custody, Bud returns to Indiana, but is not beaten. He intends to save his money and return to New York and Vida. +

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