Big Brown Eyes (1936)

Big Brown Eyes


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In this film, Joan Bennett is a manicurist who becomes a newspaper reporter. She joins forces with detective Cary Grant to get the goods on a particularly-vicious insurance racket. Joan unwittingly puts her life in danger by dating a socialite who is actually the brains behind the criminal operation.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bert Hanlon, Raoul Walsh
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as Det. Sgt. Danny Barr

as Eve Fallon

as Richard Morey

as Bessie Blair

as Russ Cortig

as Cary Butler

as Mrs. Cole

as Benny Bottle

as Don Butler

as Chauffeur

as Prosecuting Attorney

as Defense Attorney

as Martin

as Editor

as Jack Sully

as Don Butler

as Prosecuting Attorney
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Critic Reviews for Big Brown Eyes

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Unsentimental gangster film.

Full Review… | February 17, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offbeat mix of comedy and mystery, inventively styled by Raoul Walsh.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Classic Film and Television

...elevated by the uniformly engaging performances.

Full Review… | December 7, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Grant e Bennett formam uma dupla divertida, mas a trama é medíocre e o tom cômico do filme é comprometido em função da péssima decisão de encenar a morte violenta de um bebê.

April 26, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Big Brown Eyes


Great movie with Grant, if you're a fan, you should see this one.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Just another programmer churned out in the thirties as fodder for the lower half of the bill but also used as building blocks for stars, this has two of the best with Cary Grant and Joan Bennett a nice team, a shame they didn't get to work together when they were at the top, they have a really nice chemistry with each other.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Decent blueprint for amalgamations to to come. Some comedy, some mystery, some crime-drama. A little bit a of everything on the high-speed cycle. It's been done better, but some unusual twists and some good ideas. Joan Bennett is particularly good here.


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