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4 October 1931 (USA) See more »
Wicked (1931) is an American Pre-Code prison melodrama about a woman who commits murder while trying... See more » | Add synopsis »
The Golden Age of American Talkies: 1931
 (From Blogdanovich. 18 February 2011, 7:32 AM, PST)

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Elissa Landi ... Margot Rande

Victor McLaglen ... Scott Burrows

Una Merkel ... June

Irene Rich ... Mrs. Luther

Alan Dinehart ... Blake

Theodore von Eltz ... Tony Rande

Oscar Apfel ... Judge Edwin Luther

Mae Busch ... Arlene

Ruth Donnelly ... Fanny

Eileen Percy ... Stella
Kathleen Kerrigan ... Miss Peck
Blanche Friderici ... Mrs. Johnson

Blanche Payson ... Matron
Lucille Williams ... Prisoner

Alice Lake ... Prisoner
William Pawley ... Cop

G. Pat Collins ... Cop
Jack Grey ... Cop

Clarence Wilson ... Juryman

Edwin Maxwell ... Owner of property
George Kuwa ... Tony's friend
Lloyd Whitlock ... Tony's Friend
Jackie Lyn Dufton ... Tonia (as Jacquie Lynn)

Edmund Breese
Joseph W. Reilly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Brown ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Edith Fellows ... Child (uncredited)

Esther Howard ... Minor Role (uncredited)

George Irving ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Dwan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenyon Nicholson 
Kathryn Scola 

Original Music by
Carli Elinor 
R.H. Bassett (uncredited)
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley 
Film Editing by
Jack Dennis 
Costume Design by
Dolly Tree 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)

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57 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (certificate #3185-R) (re-release)

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


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Blurry, 17 June 2013
Author: boblipton from New York City

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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