Big Brown Eyes

1936

Big Brown Eyes

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Joan Bennett is a manicurist who becomes a newspaper reporter. She joins forces with jaunty detective Cary Grant to get the goods on a particularly vicious insurance racket. Bennett unwittingly puts her life in danger by dating a supposedly above-board socialite (Walter Pidgeon) who is actually the brains behind the criminal operation. Big Brown Eyes is an enigma; every time we think we're in for a screwball comedy, something awful happens to jolt us back to reality. It's hard to lightly dismiss such scenes as the shooting death of a baby in its stroller.

Cast

Cary Grant
as Det. Sgt. Danny Barr
Joan Bennett
as Eve Fallon
Walter Pidgeon
as Richard Morey
Isabel Jewell
as Bessie Blair
Lloyd Nolan
as Russ Cortig
Alan Baxter
as Cary Butler
Douglas Fowley
as Benny Bottle
Henry Brandon
as Don Butler
Ed Jones
as Chauffeur
Charles C. Wilson
as Prosecuting Attorney
John Picorri
as Defense Attorney
Sam Flint
as Martin
Joe Sawyer
as Jack Sully
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Critic Reviews for Big Brown Eyes

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Audience Reviews for Big Brown Eyes

  • Sep 03, 2010
    Great movie with Grant, if you're a fan, you should see this one.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2008
    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 n Super Reviewer

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