The Big Noise (1936 American film)

The Big Noise is a 1936 American romanticcomedy crime film directed by Frank McDonald.[1][2][3] It starred Guy Kibbee, Warren Hull, Alma Lloyd, Dick Foran, Marie Wilson, and Henry O'Neill.[4]

The Big Noise
Directed byFrank McDonald
Produced byHal B. Wallis
Jack L. Warner
Written by
Story byEdmund L. Hartmann
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byTerry O. Morse
Release date
CountryUnited States


Julius Trent being unable to adopt new technology retires from his position as president of a textile company.[5] He then goes into partnership with Ken Mitchell in a dry cleaning venture. His daughter Betty becomes romantically involved with his partner. A group of racketeers attempt to extort money from him so he attempts to singlehandedly run them out of town.[6]



  1. "The Big Noise". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. "The Big Noise (1936)". BFI. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. Hischak 2015, p. 560.
  4. The Press Volume LXXII, Issue 21969, 18 December 1936 Page 1 Advertisements Column 3
  5. Blottner 2011, p. 158.
  6. T.M.P. (July 4, 1936). "Movies, The Big Noise (1936)". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 19, 2016.


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