THE BIG STREET (Irving Reis, 1942)

The same year that Henry Fonda sparkled in The Male Animal, he gave perhaps his worst performance, as a shy, bumbling busboy, in The Big Street, an adaptation of Damon Runyan’s story “Little Pinks” that Runyon himself produced. Pinks is in love with Gloria, a self-centered nightclub singer who becomes a wheelchair-bound cripple after a […]