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    Big City (MGM, 1937). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14"). This MGM film is an urban melodrama which takes place during a "taxi war" between honest independent cabdrivers and graft-ridden taxi monopolies. Looking for a scapegoat for a recent gangland bombing, crooked city officials deport the foreign wife (Luise Rainer) of rabble-rousing cabbie Spencer Tracy. Desperately seeking a reprieve for his wife, Tracy goes to the mayor, who is in the process of addressing a banquet of retired boxers. The ex-pugilists take Tracy's side, head down to the wharf to pummel the gangsters responsible for the bombing, and rescue the hero's wife from being shipped back to her homeland. The fighters were guest stars Jack Dempsey, James J. Jeffries, Jim Thorpe, Bull Montana, Gus Sonnenberg, and "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom. The title card and one of the scene cards has some water staining. Two of the cards have a corner off. There are pinholes and minor blemishes on the other cards. Fine+.




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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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