Big City (1937 film)

Big City is a 1937 American drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Luise Rainer and Spencer Tracy. The film was also released as Skyscraper Wilderness.[2]

Big City
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank Borzage
Produced byFrank Borzage
Norman Krasna
Written byNorman Krasna
Dore Schary
Hugo Butler
StarringLuise Rainer
Spencer Tracy
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyJoseph Ruttenberg
Edited byFrederick Y. Smith
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • September 3, 1937 (1937-09-03)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,601,000[1]


Joe Benton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Anna (Luise Rainer) are suspected of starting a taxi war. Although innocent, they are blamed for everything that has happened and the officials demand that Anna be deported from the United States. While trying to prove their innocence, the couple feels forced to hide.

The film also casts a number of popular sports figures including Jack Dempsey, James J. Jeffries, Jim Thorpe, and Frank Wykoff in minor comic roles.


Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $906,000 in the US and Canada and $695,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $462,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. The Great Depression in America by William H. Young, Nancy K. Young. p. 560
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