Danny (Cary Grant) is a detective who is currently investigating a jewelry theft. His girlfriend, Eve (Joan Bennett), is a sassy women who works as a manicurist but recently has started a career as a investigative reporter. The two of them work together, from there respective professions, to solve what turns out to be a criminal ring of jewelery thiefs who are also responsible for the murder of a baby in central park. Big Brown Eyes is a very unique film in that its a zany witty comedy with a few quite dark, thrilling moments. I mean, what type of comedy murders a baby? The dialogue is rather unique in that the characters essentially are never direct towards one and other about their intentions, at least when compared to most other films of the time period. Cary Grant and Joan Bennet are just so full of energy spewing dialogue that feels very natural because of thier respective performances. Both these actors have so much charisma, particularly in this movie, that you cant help but love them. Aesthetically, Big Brown Eyes is rather standard but it does have some fun stylistic segments. For example, there are three or so segments in which we are shown various characters at slanted camera angles in quick-cut rapid succession as they gossip in a beauty parlor about the current events which envelope the film. It's just one stylistic moment which personofies just how playful, hectic and fun this film is. Big Brown Eyes is a film that doesn't get much recognition but given the two starts and very unique tone, it's definitely worth your time.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.