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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1927 film The City Gone Wild. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Snuggles Joy. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including La ciudad del mal (Argentina); Der Verbrecherk÷nig von Chicago (Austria); La cité maudite (Belgium); A cidade bulicosa (Brazil); Mesto uplynulř divokř (Czechoslovakia); Storstadens svøbe! (Denmark); La citÚ maudite (France); La Ville Maudite (France); La onda del crimen (Mexico); A cidade ruidosa (Portugal); and La ciudad lel mal (Spain).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in December 2006.

The City Gone Wild
released November 12, 1927

Busby, Marquis. "Denny Will Leave Universal." Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1927. (United States) *
--- short write-up in film column in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild." Photoplay, October, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review with picture; "Louise Brooks and Fred Kohler are a terrifically fine pair of screen crooks"

anonymous. "Underworld Drama on Georgia Screen." Atlanta Constitution, November 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild, at Granada is a Tale of Bootleggers and Gangsters in 'Mid-West City'." San Francisco Examiner, November 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is the 'moll,' whose knowledge of the inner works makes her an important cog in the plot." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Crosby, Edward Harold. "Under the Spotlight." Boston Post, November 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- write-up in arts column in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Pollack, Leona. "The New Movies." Omaha World Herald, November 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the pert flapper, completely shadows the more important role allotted to Marietta Millner, and the 'girl of Gunner Gallagher' brief as her part is, is a far more intriguing character than the society girl of Miss Millner." - review in Omaha, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild at Metropolitan." Boston Globe, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Gone Wild at Met." Boston Post, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Melodrama is Granada's Fare." San Francisco Call and Post, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Meighan has a good supporting cast, including Louise Brooks and Marietta Millner." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "As We See the Moviest." The Tech, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in student newspaper at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gillaspey, A. F. "Gangster Story at Granada." San Francisco Bulletin, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "At the same time James Cruze, the director, has caught the spirit of the theme and has brought to the screen a thrilling story visualizing some of the events that formed headlines in all newspapers of the country some months back." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Hillman, Gordon. "Meighan in Crook Film at the Metropolitan." Boston Daily Advertiser, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Another distinct ornament of the cast is Louise Brooks, who lends considerable vividness to her portrait of a lady of the underworld. In fact, she gives so good an interpretation of the part that Marietta Millner, supposedly the feminine lead, actually relapses into only secondary importance." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

J., L.D. "At the Strand." Des Moines Register, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Fred Kohler as chief gunman, and Louise Brooks as 'woman,' give excellent performances." - review in Des Moines, Iowa newspaper

Swint, Curran D. "Imperial, Granada Have Excellent Programs." San Francisco News, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Besides Meighan the cast includes Marietta Millner, Louise Brooks, Fred Kohler, Duke Martin, Nancy Phillips, Wyndham Standing and others. James Cruze directed." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Waite, Edgar. "Granada Shows Crime Drama." San Francisco Examiner, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . a picture that will please a very large section of the movie clientele." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Warren, George C. "Granada Screens Vivid Story of Chicago Vice." San Francisco Chronicle, November 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is exactly placed as his tough sweetheart. She is a brassy, hard little beauty and fits this type absolutely." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "Fighting the Crooks." Helena Independent, November 9, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Helena, Montana newspaper

Hughston, Josephine. "Thomas Meighan Star of Picture at California." San Jose Mercury Herald, November 9, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, as Gallagher's girl, walks away with the feminine laurels." - San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "Broadway Offers City Gone Wild." Tacoma Times, November 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Tacoma, Washington newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan Back Monday in New Paramount." Bangor Daily Commercial, November 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "Stage - Music - Photoplay." Detroit Saturday Night, November 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- short write-up in weekly Detroit, Michigan entertainment newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Film is Punchy." Tacoma News Tribune, November 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Tacoma, Washington newspaper

anonymous. "At the Jayhawk." Topeka Daily State Journal, November 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Topeka, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Pictures Playing Atlanta This Week." Weekly Film Review, November 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Good characterizations by players." - Atlanta, Georgia trade journal

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan Stars in Underworld Drama." Gazette Telegraph, November 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Colorado Springs, Colorado newspaper

anonymous. "Knickerbocker Picture Stars Thomas Meighan." Nashville Banner, November 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Nashville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Has Greatest Role in The City Gone Wild at Knickerbocker." Nashville Tennessean, November 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Nashville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Plays in Crook Drama." San Antonio Light, November 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild Stirring Film." Santa Barbara Morning Press, November 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is excellent as the gunman's sweetheart." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild Looks Like Tom Meighan's Best." Bangor Daily Commercial, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Marietta Millner and Louise Brooks are featured." - review in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild Looks at the Opera House." Bangor Daily News, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Marietta Millner and Louise Brooks are featured." - review in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "At The Theaters." Providence Evening Bulletin, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "At The Theaters." Providence Journal, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Featured with Mr. Meighan are Marietta Millner, Louise Brooks and Fred Kohler." - review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "Princess - The City Gone Wild." San Antonio Express, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Although Meighan is featured in the cast, he has his co-stars, Louise Brooks, one of Paramount's niftiest, and Fred Kohler, remembered for his great crook work in Rough Riders and Underworld." - review in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous "At the Odeon." Savanah Press, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Savanah, Georgia newspaper

anonymous "At the Jayhawk." Topeka Daily State Journal, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Topeka, Kansas newspaper

Feldkamp, Frances V. "Movie Reviews." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "No matter how unlovely are the things done by Kohler and Miss Brooks, they at least are real; real people in real life." - review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Harris, Genevieve. "Thomas Meighan in a Story of Gangsters." Chicago Evening Post, December 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as the gangster's 'girl' gives a great performance." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Heffernan, Harold. "The New Movies in Review." Detroit News, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Marsh, W. Ward. "City Gone Wild. State." Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . pitting her against crookdom's love of Louise Brooks brings out the worst in all of us. On the credit side is Miss Brooks and also Fred Kohler in a role parallelling his Mulligan in Underworld. They do excellent work." - review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

McCormick, Ella H. "Reel Players." Detroit Free Press, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Nie. "The Week's New Films." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a narrow broad who hangs out below the dead line . . . ." - St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Richardson, Charles J. "City Gone Wild Is HecticMelodrama at Michigan." Detroit Times, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Kohler does some superb work as a gangster and he is aided by Louise Brooks, whose star continues in the ascendant." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Small, Charles. "State." Cleveland Press, November 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Characters of Underworld in Meighan Film." San Mateo Times, November 15, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in San Mateo, California newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Asheville Times, November 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief notice in Asheville, North Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "Take-a-Chance At Metropolitan." Daily Bruin, November 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in UCLA student newspaper

Starr, Jimmy. "Can't Lose Week at Metropolitan." Los Angeles Record, November 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Pretty L.B. makes a charming lady of rather doubtful companions." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Public Has Chance to Take Risks." Los Angeles Examiner, November 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Scheuer, Philip K. "Surprise Program Won't Disappoint." Los Angeles Times, November 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Met Offers Mystery for Showgoers." Los Angeles Examiner, November 20, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Thrilling Play On At Senator." Sacramento Union, November 20, 1927. (United States) *
--- "The City Gone Wild stands out as the leading melodrama of the year." - Sacramento, California newspaper

Adams, Carl B. "Photoplay Reviews." Cincinnati Enquirer, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan in New Role In Picture at State." Dayton Journal, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Dayton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Green Bay Press Gazette, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Green Bay, Wisconsin newspaper

Aston, Frank. "Walnut." Cincinnati Post, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks looking naughty as a criminal." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

C., E. S. "Underworld Story Thrills on T. & D. Bill." Oakland Tribune, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks enacts well the role of his 'Moll'." - Oakland, California newspaper

T., R. C. "Comedy Star of Broadway Tops Coronado Show." Rockford Register-Gazette, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Rockford, Illinois newspaper

W., D. "City is Wild Under Terror Rule, T & D." Oakland Post Enquirer, November 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- review; "Louise Brooks fits nicely into the part of his hard-boiled, double-crossing sweetie." - review in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan's Latest." Philadelphia Inquirer, November 22, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as Snuggles Joy is a winner in her crook role." - review in Philadelphia, Pennslyvannia newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild at Karlton." Philadelphia Public Ledger, November 22, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks captures the female honors for her excellent work at Snuggles Joy." - review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Has Come Back in His New Production." Philadelphia Record, November 22, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild." Appleton Post-Cresent, November 25, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild at Rivoli Theatre." Patterson News, November 25, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Patterson, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan's City Gone Wild Vivid, Good." Appleton Post-Cresent, November 26, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild Stars Tom Meighan At Capitol Tonight." Hartford Courant, November 27, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan in City Gone Wild." Hartford Daily Times, November 26, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "Underworld Story Is Screened at Kirby." Houston Chronicle, November 27, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks has an important part as Fred Kohler's gangster gal'." - article in Houston, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Underworld Tale Showing Now at Rosemary Theater." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, November 27, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Monica, California newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol." Hartford Courant, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is excellent as the gunman's sweetheart. Her's was a difficult role as the hardboiled underworld girl, but she did well in it." - review in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Story of Underworld Is Screened at Kirby." Houston Chronicle, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Houston, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Reviewing the New Shows." Houston Post-Dispatch, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Houston, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "This Week on the Screen." Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvannia newspaper

Star-News Critic. "Tom Meighan Again in Prosecutor Role." Pasadena Star-News, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Pasadena, California newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan is Star at Regent." Riverside Daily Press, November 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Riverside, California newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild, Orchestra and Nora Kelly are Features." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, November 29, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is excellent as the gunman's sweetheart. Hers was a difficult role, but she did well in it." - Berkeley, California newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan, Alexander." Glendale Daily Press, November 29, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Glendale, California newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan Star at Palace." Newark Star-Eagle, November 29, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Newark, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Rivoli." Patterson Morning Call, November 29, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Patterson, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters Last Night." Pittsburgh Press, November 29, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Campus Film Characterized by Spontaneity; Comedy Presented at U.C., Melodrama at California." Daily Californian, November 30, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review; University of California, Berkeley student newspaper

anonymous. "Crook Drama Is Now Being Shown at Rosemary." Venice Evening Vanguard, November 30, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Venice, California newspaper

anonymous. "Picadilly." Rochester Times-Union, December 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "What Press Agents Say About Coming Events." Toronto Star, December 3, 1927. (Canada) *
--- "Louise Brooks plays a flapper bandit of rare appeal." - brief article in Toronto, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks with Meighan in New Film." Davenport Democrat And Leader, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Davenport, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Has Biggest Crook Vehicle." Knoxville Journal, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus to Play at Majestic Here." Tulsa Daily World, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild Story of Social Parasite." Tulsa Tribune, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan and Cruze a Winning Team in The City Gone Wild." Wheeling Register, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Wheeling, West Virgina newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan in The City Gone Wild." Wichita Beacon, December 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- full page illustrated article; Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Coming Attractions." The Globe, December 5, 1927. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Toronto, Ontario newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan's New Picture Is Stirring Melodrama." Grand Rapids Press, December 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Grand Rapids, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan in New Film." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, December 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Monica, California newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild is New Entertainment at Rex." Wheeling Register, December 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks has an importnat part as Fred Kohler's 'gangster girl'." - review in Wheeling, West Virgina newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan at Strand." Birmingham Age-Herald, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

anonymous. "Billie Dove on Screen at Victoria." Rochester Evening Journal & Post Express, December 6, 1927, 1923. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Rochester, New York newspaper

Cannon, Regina. "City Gone Wild Has Tom Meighan as Celluloid Hero." New York American, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks gives an interesting characterization of a girl who is more crooked than the Hudson River. She is Gallagher's pal and maintains the hardboiled attitude a woman of the underworld probably would have toward life. Louise is by far the most fascinating member of the cast of this picture." - New York City newspaper

H., P. "Thomas Meighan's City Gone Wild Fine Crook Film." Knoxville Journal, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

M., K. C. "City Gone Wild Has Action If Little Else." Knoxville News-Sentinel, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

Hall, Mourdant. "A Picture of Gangsters." New York Times, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- ". . . . and Louise Brooks as his sweetheart, give suitable performances, but that is about all." - New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "The New Film." The World, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, that decorative and electric brunette, acts the part of the sweetheart of the chief gangster - acts the part terribly. If Miss Brooks doesn't improve pretty soon she may have my permission to change her birthplace to Joplin." - New York City newspaper

Marzoni, Pettersen. "Picture Reviews." Birmingham Age, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Fred Kohler and Louise Brookes are excellent as a gunman and his girl, who are responsible for much of the vivid action." - short review Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

Mason, Lawrence. "Much Music and Mirth." Globe and Mail, December 6, 1927. (Canada) *
--- short review in Toronto, Ontario newspaper

Underhill, Harriette. "On the Screen." New York Herald Tribune, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- "The handsome Louise Brooks is excellent as the vengeful sweetheart of a gunman." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "On the Screen." Democrat & Chronicle, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Shadows & Footlights." Tulsa Tribune, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, as the light o' love of one of the gunman does some of the best work of her career." - review in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild." Variety, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Not a picture to be played up, but its action should carry it through."

Cohen Jr., John S. "The New Photoplays." New York Sun, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, Fred Kohler (last seen to high advantage in Underworld) and Marietta Millner play sincerely and well." - New York City newspaper

McE., J. "City Gone Wild a Near Underworld." Daily Mirror, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . the supporting cast, headed by Fred Kohler and Louise Brooks, put the picture over." - New York City newspaper

Pelswick, Rose. "2 Crook Pictures and War Film on Week's Cinema Menu." New York Evening Journal, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is attractive as the gangster's girlfriend." - New York City newspaper

Thirer, Irene. "City Gone Wild, Meighan's Underworld Film, Wild Stuff." Daily News, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is her cute, wiry little self as Snuggles, the gunner's girl friend." - New York City newspaper

Thompson, Donald. "Professor Meighan Gives an Illustrated Lecture." New York Telegram, December 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Marietta Millner are cast as the feminine lures, and do well enough at it." - New York City newspaper

Harris, Radie. "City Gone Wild Underworld Meller." Morning Telegraph, December 8, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is in the cast and that is something to grow ecstatic about. Christened with the preposterous name of Snuggles Joy, she is the most entrancing crook that ever pulled a Holt. No wonder the city went wild." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Attractions at Garden Theater." Charleston Evening Post, December 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, South Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild." Moving Picture World, December 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in trade publication; "He is well supported by Miss Millner, and to lesser extent by Louise Brooks."

anonymous. "Gang Warfare is Theme of Story." Charlotte News, December 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan at America in City Gone Wild, Latest Film." Denver Post, December 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Denver, Colorado newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Meighan Comes Back with Old-Time Wallop." Chicago Tribune, December 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan Heads Capitol Bill." Springfield Republican, December 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Springfield, Massachusetts newspaper

H., S.M. "The New Photoplay Bills." Toledo Blade, December 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

Harrison, P. S. "The City Gone Wild - with Thomas Meighan." Harrison's Reports, December 17, 1927. (United States) *
--- short review in trade publication; "Not much of entertainment, for the reason that the hero is presented as an able laywer, but a man that wastes his talent in defending crooks and saving murderers from the electric chair."

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan in The City Gone Wild." Film Daily, December 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review; " . . . Louise Brooks his nifty looking sweetie."

anonymous. "New Pictures." Time, December 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "The City Gone Wild becomes, suddenly and unfortunately, in the midst of a great crackle of bullets and bad words, a cinema gone mild."

King, Don. "Views and Reviews." Film Mercury, December 23, 1927. (United States)
--- "Thomas Meighan is just as colorless as usual; Louise Brooks makes an ordinary heroine and the rest of the cast struggle through their roles as well as possible." - review in film trade journal

Service, T.O. "Service Talks." Exhibitor's Herald, December 24, 1927. (United States) *
--- commentary on the film in trade journal

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Back In Gangster Picture." Santa Rosa Press Democrat, December 25, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

B., V. J. "The Screen." Indianapolis Star, December 26, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

O., H.H. "Stage and Screen." Ann Arbor Times News, December 26, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Marietta Milner who will be remembered as the leading lady of We're All Gamblers, again appears in the principal feminine role, although perky Louise Brooks as 'Snuggles Joy,' the sweetheart of the leading crook character in the picture, easily walks away with feminine honors." - review in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

L., J.M. "Picture at Bijou Proves Interesting." Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 27, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Thomas Meighan, Marietta Milner and Louise Brooks have the principal roles. . . . Miss Brooks walks away with all honors among the women members of the cast. She is all that is required of the vengeful 'Gallegher's Girl'." - review in Richmond, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "City Gone Wild Shows Gangsters." Santa Rosa Press Democrat, December 28, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

anonymous. "Machine Gune Battle In City Gome Wild." Salinas Index Journal, December 30, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Salinas, California newspaper

anonymous. "New Picture Opens at Uptown Theater." Utica Observer-Dispatch, January 4, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Utica, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Stage and Screen." Utica Daily News, January 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Utica, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Meighan Picture Is Fine Film." Hamilton Daily News, January 6, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Hamilton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Ecos y noticias " La Vanguardia, January 7, 1928. (Spain) *
--- article in Barcelona newspaper

anonymous. "Movies." Minneapolis Tribune, January 9, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

Taaffe, Agnes. "Theatres." Minneapolis Daily Star, January 9, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "At the Napier." Drumheller Mail, January 12, 1928. (Canada) *
--- article in Drumheller, Alberta newspaper

anonymous. "Tom Meighan Has Congenial Role in Rialto's Film of Underworld." Washington Herald, January 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- review Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Opening Attractions in Washington Theaters." Washington Star, January 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

B., N. B. "Offerings at the Local Theaters." Washington Post, January 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- (author is Nelson B. Bell); "Fred Kohler, Louise Brooks, Wyndham Standing and Mr. 'Gunboat' Smith are the members of the cast who do most to lend this subject a sharply authentic note." - Washington D.C. newspaper

G., E. A. "Tom Meighan Goes in for Crook Stuff." Washington Times, January 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

Patton, Peggy. "Underworld Film at Alhambra." Wisconsin News, January 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Rivoli Film Shows Machine Gun Battle." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, January 26, 1928. (United States) *
--- article on local, second run of the film; - Berkeley, California newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Sheboygan Press, January 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Sheboygan, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "La Ciudad del Mal." Mensajero Paramount, February 1928. (United States) *
--- four page illustrated article in Spanish-language Paramount house organ

anonymous. "Tivoli." Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telelgram, February 2, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Marietta Millner and Louise Brooks are featured in Meighan's support." - review in Richmond, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Gang Warfare Is Shown In Picture Opening At Strand." Lansing Capital News, February 6, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a little thinner than usual, but her own piquant self just the same, takes second honors to Meighan. She takes the part of the gunman's girl, and a cold-blooded tough she is." - review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "At the Albee." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- " . . . steller photoplay attraction." - capsule review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Strand." Lansing State Journal, February 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild." The Bioscope, February 9, 1928. (England) *
--- capsule review; "As a drama of the underworld, a theme so often embarked upon, this is one of the best and should prove a welcome acquisition to almost any programme."

Collier, Lionel. &"The City Gone Wild." Kinematograph Weekly, February 9, 1928. (England) *
--- capsule review; "Marietta Millner fulfils the latter role moderately well, a better rendering of an easier part of vamp being given with some distinction by Louise Brooks."

anonymous. "City Gone Wild, Cruze Production, Showing at Post." Battle Creek Enquirer and Evening News, February 19, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Battle Creek, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "New Ben Hecht Big City Crook Drama Coming." Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 25, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild Is Film of Civic Corruption; Opens at Hawaii Theater." Honolulu Advertiser, February 26, 1928. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in article in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

D., P. G. "More Crime and Shooting at Hawaii." Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

Orndorff, Marguerite. "The City Gone Wild." Educational Screen, March 1928. (United States) *
--- "Thomas Meighan continues to slide down the scale of interest and popularity. Even the direction of James Cruze can't save this production from worse than mediocrity. The quarrels of underworld gangs, and the rivalry of two lawyer friends over the girl they both love, constitute the story. It's improbable, haltingly put together, and very dull." - capsule review in trade journal

anonymous. "Opinions on Pictures." Motion Picture News, March 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- "There is some good acting in the cast." - review in trade journal

Paget, F. Ely. "A Real Underworld." Film Spectator, March 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- letter to the editor compares the films Underworld and The City Gone Wild

Potter, Merle. "Lyric." Minneapolis Journal, March 6, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan Y James Cruze en Una Obra Maestra." Excelsior, March 10, 1928. (Mexico) *
--- article in Mexico City newspaper

L., L. de. "Cronicas Cinematograficas." Excelsior, March 14, 1928. (Mexico) *
--- review in Mexico City newspaper

anonymous. "Thomas Meighan Granada's Star." Reno Gazette, March 17, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Reno, Nevada newspaper

Marks, Bill. "After Six in Warren." Warren Tribune, March 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Warren, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Frederick Post, March 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule article in Frederick, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Movies." Warren Morning Mirror, March 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Warren, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Double Programme - Regent." Manitoba Free Press, March 25, 1928. (Canada) *
--- capsule article in Winnipeg, Manitoba newspaper

anonymous. "Modern Crook Drama Lively at Broadway." Oregon Daily Journal, March 31, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as Kohler's moll does fine work." - review in Portland, Oregon newspaper

Orne, Stanley. "Broadway's Excellent Bill Certain to Prove Popular." Portland Oregonian, March 31, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, who plays the crook's girl, is better looking, more attractive and a better actress than Marietta Millner, the district attorney's jeune fille, an in real life Tommy probably would have preferred her to Marietta." - Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "Majestic Features Meighan in Underworld Story Today." Mansfield News, April 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Majestic Picture to Show Through Wednesday." Mansfield News, April 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is excellent as the gunman's sweetheart. Hers was a difficult role as the hardboiled underworld girl, but she did well in it." - review in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

H., P. "The Screen." Dallas Morning News, April 4, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Dallas, Texas newspaper

Cherrington, H. E. "City Goes Wild and Meighan Tames it at Majestic." Columbus Dispatch, April 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

F., J. B. "Underworld." Columbus Citizen, April 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

W., B. A. "Majestic." Ohio State Journal, April 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Tough Fred Kohler and Brunette Beauty Louise Brooks are part of it, a whole lot of it." - review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild Stars Thomas Meighan." Daily Tribune, April 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Royal Oak, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "At the Movies." Bismarck Tribune, May 17, 1928 (United States) *
--- article in Bismark, North Dakota newspaper

anonymous. "The City Gone Wild' At The Central 2 Days." Hartford Courant, August 12, 1928. (United States)
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Effective Setting at the Capitol Theater." Irish Times, September 25, 1928. (Ireland) *
--- passing mention in Dublin, newspaper

anonymous. La Prensa, September 27, 1928. (Argentina) *
--- captioned scene still in Buenos Aires, Argentina newspaper

anonymous. "Programa de espectaculos." El Imparcial, October 2, 1928. (Spain) *
--- brief write-up in Madrid newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Calgary Daily Herald, October 6, 1928. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Calgary, Alberta newspaper

anonymous. "Music and Drama." Manchester Guardian, October 27, 1928. (England) *
--- brief mention in article in Manchester newspaper

anonymous. "The Grand." Cape Times, June 14, 1929. (Union of South Africa) *
--- brief article in Cape Town newspaper

anonymous. "An Underworld Story." Irish Independent, January 31, 1931. (Ireland) *
--- "In the later days of the silent films a young artist who showed considerable promise was Louise Brooks." - brief article in Dublin newspaper

Hardy, Phil. The BFI Companion to Crime. London: Cassell, 1997. *
--- includes an entry by Jack Lodge on the film; "Encouraged by the success of Underworld, Paramount made this vigorous Chicago gangland melodrama, paving the way for the famous 1930's films of organized crime. Meighan is the criminal lawyer, forever getting his clients acquitted on a technicality; Standing is his opponent, the District Attorney. But Meighan and Standing are friends out of court, and love the same girl (Milner). Standing is killed when he discovers the identity of 'the man upstairs,' who is Milner's father. Meighan abandons his practice and becomes the D.A. who saves Milner from disgrace when a slighted gun-moll (none other than Brooks) reveals all. The film appears lost. It was praised at the time for its authentic sets and details, and for the novelty of the plot. One touch that Variety's reviewer enjoyed was that each of the two main hoodlums (Kohler and Martin) was accompanied by a girl carrying a loaded gun in her handbag. Kohler's girl was Brooks, playing the deliciously titled 'Snuggles Joy'."

Erickson, Hal. "The City Gone Wild." All Movie Guide, circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website

McCarty, John. Bullets over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to The Sopranos. New York: Da Capo Press, 2004. *
--- includes about a page on the film


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