Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 19, 1932

Big City Blues (Warner). A house detective foraging in a linen closet for his bottle of gin ... chorus girls in a hotel lobby to meet a friend's friend ... the elderly lady who sits alone in speakeasies, puffing a long cigaret holder ... a paper bag in the arm of a bootlegger, asleep on a sofa waiting to be paid . . . paraphernalia for a party, scattered across the top of a hotelroom table. . . . Shots like these, because they have the authentic flavor of one type of night-life...

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