Big Brown Eyes (1936)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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reporter, detective, witness, criminal, manicurist, press, trial [courtroom], victim, jewel-robbery, newspaper, gangster, investigation, romance