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The Widow from Chicago (1930)

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Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »

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Cast

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Polly
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Dominic
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'Swifty' Dorgan
Frank McHugh ...
Slug
Lee Shumway ...
Johnston
Brooks Benedict ...
Mullins
E.H. Calvert ...
Davis
Betty Francisco ...
Helen
Harold Goodwin ...
Jimmy
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Storyline

Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob. When he's killed his sister Polly poses as Swifty's widow and gets a singing job at Dominic's nightclub. Then the real Swifty shows up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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WIDOW STEALS GANGSTERS LOVE (original print ad - call caps - ad shows woman reading newspaper headline)

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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23 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Udovica iz Cikaga  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the first one made under Edward G. Robinson's 1930 contract with Warner Bros. that called for him to appear in four pictures at a flat $35,000 per picture. See more »

Connections

References Way Down East (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard
Played as dance music at the Crystal Dance Palace
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Witty crime movie
19 May 2002 | by (The Bronx) – See all my reviews

A clever crime movie in which a woman seeks to put a mob boss behind bars for killing her brother, who was a cop. Polly gets inside Dominic's circle by posing as Swifty's wife, but when the real Swifty shows up things get interesting, and very unpredictable. Polly's brother was killed for impersonating Swifty, so now she is impersonating Swifty's wife for revenge. An entertaining movie that has humorous points and look out for an unusual place to see a SWATSTICKER, years before Hilter's rise.


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