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The Big Street

The Big Street (1942)

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Release Date: Sep 4, 1942 Wide

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Lucille Ball delivers the finest dramatic performance of her career in this satisfying adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Big Street. Ball is cast as Gloria, aka "Your Highness," the vain and thoroughly selfish star attraction of gangster Case Ables' (Barton MacLaine) New York nightclub. Henry Fonda costars as busboy Little Pinks, who worships Gloria from afar. When Gloria is crippled by a fall downstairs-caused by a blow across the face by the sadistic Ables-Little Pinks selflessly waits upon the

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Romance, Classics, Drama

Leonard Spigelgass

Jun 19, 2007

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A dispiriting tale.

May 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Henry is such a doormat in this you just want to shake him but a very fine supporting cast make it worthwhile and Lucy is mesmerizing in a completely atypical role.
January 27, 2009
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