The Big City (1928 film)
The Big City is a 1928 American silent crime film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. The film is now lost. The last known print of the film had been sent to Australia in the late 1950s. The film was returned to MGM and placed in their vaults where it was destroyed in the same vault fire that also claimed London After Midnight in 1965. A short trailer for the film survives at Cinémathèque française in France, but it does not include any footage from the film. This was Betty Compson's only film at MGM.
|The Big City|
|Directed by||Tod Browning|
|Written by||Tod Browning|
|Edited by||Harry Reynolds|
Irving Thalberg (uncredited)
- Lon Chaney as Chuck Collins
- Marceline Day as Helen
- Matthew Betz as Red
- Betty Compson as Sunshine
- John George as The Arab
- James Murray as Curly
- Virginia Pearson as Tennessee
- Walter Percival as Grogan
- Lew Short as O'Hara
- Eddie Sturgis as Blinkie
- Nora Cecil as Landlady (uncredited)
- Clinton Lyle as Gangster (uncredited)
- Della Peterson as Dancer (uncredited)
- George H. Reed as Black Waiter (uncredited)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Big City". Silent Era. Retrieved May 10, 2008.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Big City
- "Pochettes photos - Recherche transversale par film". www.cineressources.net. Retrieved June 11, 2017.