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Sweet Mama (1930)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  6 July 1930 (USA)
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A young girl falls in love with a member of a gang of crooks. She determines to bring the rest of the gang to justice so she can save the man she loves.

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Goldie
David Manners ...
Jimmy
Kenneth Thomson ...
Joe Palmer
Rita Flynn ...
Lulu
Lee Moran ...
Al Hadrick
Richard Cramer ...
Elmer
Robert Elliott ...
Mack
Lew Harvey ...
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A young girl falls in love with a member of a gang of crooks. She determines to bring the rest of the gang to justice so she can save the man she loves.

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Vitaphone production reels #4131-4137. See more »

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Chinnin' and Chattin' with May
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Music by Seymour Simons
Played during the backstage scene after the big production number
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Alice White, a blond Betty Boop
22 July 2002 | by (Easley, SC) – See all my reviews

So few of Alice White's films have survived that it is especially delightful that such an entertaining star vehicle should pop up on home video. This pert, vivacious blond easily carries this film about love and gangsters. At a time when Ruth Chatterton earned her pay by rolling her "R"'s and making you wait for each word, Alice White stands out for her lack of hesitation. As "Goldie", she is caught "riding the rails" by a cop [Robert Elliot, who played ALL the WB/FN cops since Lights Of New York]. He need only ask one question and Goldie comes across with all the straight dope. So impressed is he by her veracity that he buys her a ticket. The plot is thusly advanced rapidly, and the film does its business in under an hour. David Manners is fine, but to see him really act try '31's The Miracle Worker. Director Cline includes a lot of rear projection and Alice does a fine song and dance which prefigures Busby Berkeley by 3 years. If you ever wondered who the Warner Brothers/First National diva was before Bette Davis, Sweet Mama will satisfy more than your curiosity.


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