Big Time (1929)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Big Time was helmed by Howard Hawks' brother Kenneth. This well-paced early talkie stars Lee Tracy as a Broadway hoofer and Mae Clarke as his actress girlfriend. Teaming up, Tracy and Clarke become stars of the Manhattan nightclub circuit. Unfortunately, Tracy can't keep his hands off scheming chorine Josephine Dunn. As a result, the act breaks up: Clarke goes to bigger and better things, while Tracy is reduced to working as a Hollywood extra. Comedy relief is supplied by Stepin Fetchit and diminuitive Laurel and Hardy "regular" Daphne Pollard. As a bonus, director John Ford shows up in a cameo as himself.

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stage, actor, behind-the-scenes, dance [art], love-triangle