Sunday, November 1, 2015

Big City ☆1937 Movie Trailer☆

Picture a young woman, bored with her existence, maintaining a weekly vigil at the theater. She doesn't care what's showing, as long as she's transported to another dimension, free of her everyday troubles, especially if romance contributes to the illusion.
When the realization finally came to light that people in this time period would accept any movie available, I understood why numerous films of the thirties, forties and fifties appear dreadful. Hollywood studios apparently took random scripts laying about and forced stars (through their contracts) to act in movies that had the capacity to produce a profit. Big City appears as one of the scripts forced on the stars involved.

A love story exists between Tracey and  Luise Rainer. She has a way of speaking in a petulant baby voice that's completely annoying.  It's difficult to ascertain whether the film consists as a comedy or drama. She's having a baby, and Tracey strongly laments. "if it's a girl--call the whole thing off." The line appears amusing, except he states his opinion in dire seriousness.

Difficulting in understanding the story line of the trailer occurs when Spencer Tracy appears on the screen. One minute his attire would put him to work on the docks, and in another he's impeccably dressed and carousing with the mayor.

I must confess that I pursued insight beyond the trailer in search of hard facts to understand the movie's storyline.

Wikipedia, how did the world exist without your vast repertoire of knowledge? Apparently, Spencer and his true love own a fleet of cabs and the city charges them with the crime of starting taxi war. The words "taxi war" resonates somewhere between the absurd and hilarity.
I can see it now, World War III: The Taxi Wars. Taxis are pumped up with special equipment and roam the cities of the world, killing humans who have the audacity to choose a competing cab company. Humanity ends not with a bang or a whimper, but to a ticking of a cab's meter.

Films concentrating on taxi companies does not make an appearance on a list of my movie wants. If only a scene occurred of Spencer Tracey kicking the mayor down a large abyss and shouting, "This Is Sparta A Taxi War!" Unfortunately, that scene is ominously missing and brings back my original assessment of "no."

A rating of 6.4 occurs on IMDb, and four members of Rotten Tomatoes  gave a combined score of fifty percent.

I'm compelled to bestow a colossal thumbs down to Big City.

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