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Wicked (1931)

Wicked (1931) is an American Pre-Code prison melodrama about a woman who commits murder while trying to save her bandit husband and bears a child in prison. The movie is also known as ... See full summary »

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Wicked (1931) is an American Pre-Code prison melodrama about a woman who commits murder while trying to save her bandit husband and bears a child in prison. The movie is also known as Condannata in Italy and Malvada in Spain. The production dates were from early June to early July 1931.

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Neither weak nor wicked. Good, yet they punished her. An adoring mother, yet took her baby. But they could not take away her courage. (Print Ad- The Citizen-Advertiser, ((Auburn, NY)) 2 December 1931)

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4 October 1931 (USA)  »

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Brännmärkt  »

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Spencer Tracy was initially announced to co-star in this film. See more »

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17 June 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of incident in this short programmer as Elissa Landi shoots a cop, gets sent to prison where she gives birth and has her daughter adopted while she isn't looking. Up shows Australian Victor McLaglen to get her out, and she kidnaps her daughter.

Given the large number of incidents and a running time under an hour, there isn't much time to ornament anything usefully except through a lot of moving shots, which director Allan Dwan seems to delight in. However, everything gets lost in the details and while Miss Landi and a troupe of troupers do their best, there isn't much to the movie until Una Merkel shows up, babbling about life in Alabama about the three-quarters mark. She's ditzy and endearing and without her this movie would be pretty much a dog.


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