||Betty Compson, James Murray (center) and Lon Chaney.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Big City
B&W : Seven reels / 6838 feet
Directed by Tod Browning
Cast: Lon Chaney [Chuck Collins], Betty Compson [Helen], James Murray [Curly], Marceline Day [Sunshine], Mathew Betz [Red], John George [The Arab], Virginia Pearson [Tennessee], Walter Percival [Grogan], Lew Short [O’Hara], Eddie Sturgis [Blinkie]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Waldemar Young, from a screen story by Tod Browning. Set design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Lucia Coulter. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Intertitles by Joseph Farnham. Edited by Harry Reynolds. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost; a trailer for the film does survive [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 2 June 2013.
References: Eames-MGM p. 39; Parish-Gangster pp. 2, 33; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-301 p. 47.