Big Time or Bust (1934)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tower Films' Big Time or Bust is strictly small time, though not bad at all within it own limits. Regis Toomey plays a vaudeville high-dive artist, deeply in love with his wife and assistant (Gloria Shea). Thanks to the financial aid of a playboy (Walter Byron), the acrobat's wife skyrockets to the "big time," while her husband remains behind. The heroine is grateful, but repulses playboy's romantic overtures, remaining ever loyal to her husband. The couple is happily united at the end, but not before the acrobat's erratic behavior nearly gets him blackballed from show business. Sam Newfield, perhaps the busiest director on Poverty Row, keeps the melodramatic excesses in Big Time or Bust at a minimum.

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autobiography, camera, career, diver, fame, funeral, husband, love, love-conquers-all, playboy, police, robbery, stars [celebrities], student