The Big Street (1942)

The Big Street


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Romance , Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Leonard Spigelgass
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2007


as Agustus 'Little Pink...

as Gloria Lyons

as Violette Shumberg

as Case Ables

as Nicely Nicely Johnso...

as Horsethief

as Professor B

as Mrs. Venus

as Decatur Reed

as Col. Venus

as Mrs. Lefkowitz

as Gentleman George

as Lou Adolia

as McWhirter

as Judge Bamberger

as Nurse at Hospital

as Mulvaney

as Bit part

as Philip, the Weeper

as Mug at Mindy's

as Mug at Mindy's

as Surgeon

as Mug at Mindy's

as Mug at Mindy's

as Truck Driver

as Himself

as Toupee

as Florist

as Dr. Mitchell

as Truck Driver

as Mug at Mindy's

as Bit part

as Cashier

as Bit part
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Critic Reviews for The Big Street

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A dispiriting tale.

Full Review… | May 18, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Big Street


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.

jay nixon

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