The Big Town (1925 film)

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The Big Town
The Big Town FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by Hal Roach
H. M. Walker
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • January 11, 1925 (1925-01-11)
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

The Big Town is a 1925 American short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan.[1][2] It was the 34th Our Gang short subject released.


The gang is playing around the railroad yard when a fire breaks out. They hide in a railroad car and get trapped. The next morning they find out they've arrived in New York City. They soon are enjoying the sites, visiting the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and taking a sightseeing bus for a joyride, where they are finally caught by the police.

A police officer is assigned to take the gang back home on a train. They scatter the entomologist's bugs around the sleeper car during the night, and order exotic foods for breakfast. They eventually arrive back home where their mothers greet them with a spanking.


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  1. ^ "Silent Era: The Big Town". silentera. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ James, Caryn. "New York Times: The Big Town". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

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