The Big Party

The Big Party is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and written by Harlan Thompson. The film stars Sue Carol, Dixie Lee, Walter Catlett, Frank Albertson, Richard Keene, and Douglas Gilmore. The film was released on February 23, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3]

The Big Party
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Directed byJohn G. Blystone
Produced byJohn G. Blystone
Screenplay byHarlan Thompson
Story byHarlan Thompson
StarringSue Carol
Dixie Lee
Walter Catlett
Frank Albertson
Richard Keene
Douglas Gilmore
CinematographyGeorge Schneiderman
Edited byJ. Edwin Robbins
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 23, 1930 (1930-02-23)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States




The Film Daily reviewed the film in April 1930 calling it a "Can't Miss" and predicted excellent box office traffic.[4] The film also received a favorable review from the National Board of Review in March 1930.[5] When reviewing the film in April 1930, Photoplay considered Dixie Lee's performance to be one of the best in film for 1930.[6]


  1. "The Big Party (1930) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  2. "The-Big-Party - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  3. "The Big Party". Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. "Film Daily reviews". The Film Daily. Wid's: 10. April 20, 1930. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  5. "Selected Pictures Guide". National Board of Review Magazine. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures: 2, 15. March 1930. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  6. Film Daily Year Book. Wid's. 1931. p. 29. Retrieved June 4, 2017.

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