Rated: Not Rated
Run Time: 54 minutes
Released: July 27, 2010
Originally Released: 1932
Label: Alpha Video
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Starring Frances Dade & Lester Vail
Directed by Arthur Hoerl
Screenwriting by Arthur Hoerl
Director of Photography: Nicholas J. Rogelli & Bernard Rogan
Daily Sentinel editor James Wylie targets the secret syndicate of vice lords that run New York City and an explosion of violence ensues. Wylie is after the brains behind the enterprise, but lacks the evidence to crack the case wide open. As his investigation edges closer to the center of the criminal enterprise, his newspaper's offices are bombed. Wylie is shocked to discover that the father of his beautiful fiancee, Patricia, may very well be none other than the syndicate's kingpin.
Produced in New York City by Trojan Pictures in 1932, Big Town was written and directed by Arthur Hoerl who went on to write more than 150 films and television shows between the 1920s and the late 1960s. The most notable star of Big Town, Frances Dade, portrays Patricia Holman in the final entry of her twelve film career (1928-1932). In 1931, she played Lucy, the unlucky girl victimized by Bela Lugosi in Tod Browning's Dracula.