The Big Night
The Big Night (1951)

Awkward teenager George LeMain (John Drew Barrymore, credited as John Barrymore Jr.) is given a small birthday party by his widowed father Andy (Preston Foster) at his bar. He is puzzled that his father's longtime girlfriend, Frances,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 13, 1951
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Apparently everybody was concerned with theatrical effects and forgot all about a story with point and intelligence.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Neither juvenile delinquent drama or a wild youth thriller, this is a portrait in rage and shame and disappointment in fathers and father figures.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An hysterical melodrama posing as a film noir due to the dark underworld it inhabits.

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