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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mary Turner
Robert Armstrong ...
Joe Garson
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Agnes Lynch
Douglass Montgomery ...
Bob (as Kent Douglass)
John Miljan ...
Inspector Burke
Purnell Pratt ...
Edward Gilder (as Purnell B. Pratt)
Hale Hamilton ...
District Attorney Demarest
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Cassidy (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
Tyrell Davis ...
Eddie Griggs (as Tyrrell Davis)
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Carney
George Cooper ...
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Bertha
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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" racket. After plotting verious ways to get back at the men who set her up initially, she softens and settles down. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | Film-Noir

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30 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Perdeu a Alma  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bayard Veiller's play, "Within the Law," opened in New York on 11 September 1912. See more »

Quotes

Mary Turner: Gee you're white, Joe.
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Connections

Version of Pagabattina Paduchu (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
Music by Charles Lawlor (1894)
Lyrics by James W. Blake
Partially sung by George Cooper
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A girl seeking revenge finds love
14 January 2005 | by (Kings Park NY) – See all my reviews

This was a find. Good acting, a good plot and dialog way ahead of its time. I know of no other 1930 movie with its sophistication of dialog. Great directing by Sam Wood making sure that all of the intricacies of plot were brought out.

Joan Crawford was a wrongfully convicted convict out to exact revenge upon the store owner/magnate who sent her up the river who teams with Robert Armstrong to become rich shadily but by means "Within the Law".

The final confrontation in the DA's office requires that you pay attention. This movie is ripe for a remake. I see George Clooney as Robert Armstrong's character and Leonardo De Caprio as the son. Robert Armstrong was very strong in this role.

It's TCM keeper.


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