The Boss of Big Town

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The Boss of Big Town

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The Boss of Big Town

Release Date: December 07, 1942

Year    :   1942
Slogan    :   «BLACK MARKET RACKET! He placed his life on the line...to uncover the sinister power that was racketeering in a big city's daily bread»
Genres    :   Action, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)
Director    :   Arthur Dreifuss
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Writers    :   Edward Dein, Arthur Hoerl
RunTime    :   62 mins.

Quality was seldom a consideration in the low-budget films of PRC Studios; still, the company was a welcome harbor for character actors who aspired to occasional leading roles. In Boss of Big Town, veteran supporting player John Litel is top-billed as crusading city market official Michael Lynn. When a criminal gang muscles in on the local food distribution markets, Lynn vows to throw the rascals out. First, however, he pretends to join the villains as a paid government stooge, the better to find out the identity of the "Mister Big" behind the distribution racket. The exposure of the "mystery villain" will come as a shock to fans of the 1927 Cecil B. DeMille epic The King of Kings--but not to dyed-in-the-wool movie buffs.


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