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The Big Street (13-Aug-1942)

Director: Irving Reis

Writer: Leonard Spigelgass

From short story: Little Pinks by Damon Runyon (short story, Colliers magazine)

Musical Score: Roy Webb

Producer: Damon Runyon

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lucille Ball
Actor
6-Aug-1911 26-Apr-1989 I Love Lucy
George Cleveland
Actor
17-Sep-1885 15-Jul-1957 Gramps on Lassie
Ray Collins
Actor
10-Dec-1889 11-Jul-1965 Lt. Tragg on Perry Mason
Henry Fonda
Actor
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Barton MacLane
Actor
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
Marion Martin
Actor
7-Jun-1908 13-Aug-1985 Boom Town
Agnes Moorehead
Actor
6-Dec-1900 30-Apr-1974 Endora on Bewitched
Ozzie Nelson
Actor
20-Mar-1906 3-Jun-1975 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Eugene Pallette
Actor
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood

CAST

Henry Fonda   ...   Agustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton II
Lucille Ball   ...   Gloria Lyons
with
Barton MacLane   ...   Case Ables
Eugene Pallette   ...   Nicely Nicely Johnson
Agnes Moorehead   ...   Violette Shumberg
Sam Levene   ...   Horsethief
Ray Collins   ...   Professor B.
Marion Martin   ...   Mimi Venus
William Orr   ...   Decatur Reed
George Cleveland   ...   Col. Venus
Vera Gordon   ...   Mrs. Lefkowitz
with
Ozzie Nelson   ...   Himself
and Orchestra   ...   Themselves

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 25-Oct-2006)

True to the Damon Runyon Genre of urban bookies, chorus cuties and gansters this film does not disappoint in its well written script. The talents of supporting cast members only enhance the fine work of Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. The story line could be updated with minor alterations for current taste to retell Runyon's tragic love story about a social climbing chanteuse and her long suffering Little Pinks. Agnes Moorehead shines and the avid film fan will find familiar faces in the crowd of extras that only adds to the delight of this picture. Lucille plays the hardboiled Miss Lyons in a way that those familiar with her Lucy role on television will discover Miss Ball is an actress of considerable depth. Fonda is as brilliant as the busboy. His youth works in this part and he already shows the ability that made him a household name. This movie is a must see for fans of both actors and for those of us who enjoy this genre of film


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