To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Big City (1948 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Big City
Film poster
Directed byNorman Taurog
Screenplay byAnne Morrison Chapin
Whitfield Cook
Aben Kandel (additional dialogue)
Nanette Kutner (adaptation)
Story byMiklos Laszlo
Produced byJoe Pasternak
StarringMargaret O'Brien
Robert Preston
Danny Thomas
George Murphy
Betty Garrett
Edward Arnold
CinematographyRobert Surtees
Edited byGene Ruggiero
Music byLothar Perl
Albert Sendrey
George Stoll
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • March 25, 1948 (1948-03-25)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,399,000[1]

Big City is a 1948 American drama film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Margaret O'Brien, Robert Preston and Danny Thomas.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    1 090
    162 882
  • Big City (Preview Clip)
  • Big Town Scandal (1948) Film noir Crime Drama
  • The Big Combo (1955) [Film Noir] [Crime]



An abandoned infant is discovered in New York City by a cantor, David Feldman, and a minister, Rev. Phillip Andrews, who consult police officer Pat O'Donnell about what to do. Taking in the baby girl and naming her Midge, the three unmarried men seek legal custody in the courtroom of Judge Martin O. Abercrombie, who is agreeable on one condition—the first man to marry will become sole legal guardian of the girl.

At school after she's a few years older, Midge is teased by others for her unusual family situation. Even her teacher, Florence Barrett, does not approve of a child being raised without a mother. To alleviate her concerns, the men invite Florence to an evening at their home, where even Midge becomes happier about the way she is being brought up.

David falls in love with Florence and hopes to propose marriage. Pat, who has been seeing the extroverted singer "Shoo Shoo" Grady, elopes with her. The two clergymen are unsure that Shoo Shoo would be a proper parent for their child. It is left up to the judge, who gives careful consideration to everyone's concerns, then solves the problem by withdrawing his condition about marriage, permitting all three men to share fatherly responsibilities to Midge equally.



According to MGM records the movie was not a hit, earning $910,000 in the US and Canada and $489,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $850,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

External links

This page was last edited on 1 June 2024, at 19:21
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.