Big Town (film)

Big Town is a 1947 American crime film directed by William C. Thomas and written by Daniel Mainwaring and Maxwell Shane. The film stars Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Robert Lowery, Veda Ann Borg, Byron Barr and Charles Arnt. The film was released on May 23, 1947, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Big Town
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam C. Thomas
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
Screenplay byDaniel Mainwaring
Maxwell Shane
Story byDaniel Mainwaring
StarringPhillip Reed
Hillary Brooke
Robert Lowery
Veda Ann Borg
Byron Barr
Charles Arnt
Music byDarrell Calker
CinematographyFred Jackman Jr.
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 23, 1947 (1947-05-23)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States




Pine Thomas bought film rights in 1945 intended to make two films a year in the series.[4]

The script was written by Daniel Mainwaring who later recalled, "Bill Thomas of Pine and Thomas, who made very small and very bad pictures at Paramount, gave me my first real screenwriting job. I wrote six pictures in one year, all of which I'd just as soon forget except Big Town [1947]. At the end of the year, I fled to the hills and wrote Build My Gallows High."[5]

Comic book adaptation

See also


  1. "Big Town (1947) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. Hal Erickson. "Big Town (1947) - William C. Thomas | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  3. "Big Town". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  5. McGilligan (ed.), Pat (1997). Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s. University of California Press. p. 196-197.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. "Fiction House Movie Comics #1". Grand Comics Database.
  7. Fiction House Movie Comics #1 at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
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