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Ladies of the Jury (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 5 February 1932 (USA)
Society Matron, Mrs. Crane, is selected as a juror in the trail of an ex-chorus girl, Yvette Gordon, who's accused of murdering her rich elderly husband. In court, Mrs. Crane is your ... See full summary »

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Society Matron, Mrs. Crane, is selected as a juror in the trail of an ex-chorus girl, Yvette Gordon, who's accused of murdering her rich elderly husband. In court, Mrs. Crane is your unorthodox and disruptive juror. During the first ballot, Mrs. Crane brings in the only "not-guilty" vote, inspite of Evelyn Snows damning testimony. Mrs. Crane and the other jurors are sent back to the jury room. Mrs. Crane persuades the other juror to take a closer look at the case and re-enact the night of Mr. Gordon's demise... Written by Kelly

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The original play of the same title opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 21 October 1929 at the Erlanger's Theatre (St. James since 1932), 246 W. 44th St., and ran for 88 performances until January, 1930. See more »

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Jay J. Presley, Jury Foreman: Ridiculous. No one would send an innocent person to her death for money.
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In the opening credits, the cast list is shown over action, now commonplace but rarely, if ever, done at the time. During the "The End" credit the verdict of the jury can be heard. See more »

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Version of We're on the Jury (1937) See more »

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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
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29 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

That first part is a real hoot. Society matron Oliver is used to having her own way. So when she enters the rule-bound courtroom as a juror, the judge is driven to distraction. Oliver's superb, amusing rather than dislikable as she disrupts the constrained proceedings with her constant remarks. Thus, it's a high society presumptions versus a frazzled judge and the court's rules. So did Mrs. Gordon (Esmond) murder her husband or not. With one exception, the jury thinks so, and we know who the exception is. But how long can Oliver hold out. Here the movie reminds me of that heavy 1957 courtroom melodrama 12 Angry Men. Except this is done for comedic effect with an array of jury characters—the blonde chippie and her glandular admirer, a wisecracking Ken Murray, a stuttering Roscoe Ates, et al. The script includes some snappy lines and an occasional pre-Code innuendo. Note too, the gender-bending woman in a man's suit who's also a prude. And even though the dialogue seldom pauses, there's little action, while events themselves are pretty much confined to two courtroom sets. All in all, it's an entertaining programmer with a lot of character color, but not much diversion for the eye.


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