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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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Mrs. Yvette Gordon
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Spencer B. Dazy
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Andrew MacKaig (as Rosco Ates)
Kitty Kelly ...
Mayme Mixter
Cora Witherspoon ...
Lily Pratt
Robert McWade ...
Judge Henry Fish
Charles Dow Clark ...
Jay J. Presley, Jury Foreman
Helene Millard ...
Miss Evelyn Elaine Snow, Crane's Maid
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Mrs. McGuire
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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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Comedy | Mystery

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5 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Women of the Jury  »

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Trivia

The original play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 21 October 1929 and had 88 performances. See more »

Quotes

Jay J. Presley, Jury Foreman: Ridiculous. No one would send an innocent person to her death for money.
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Crazy Credits

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
Sung a cappella by Ken Murray with slightly modified lyrics
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Like "12 Angry Men" but written for stupid people!
1 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I watched this film for one reason--Edna May Oliver. Cinephiles in the know adore this actresses films--even if she's pretty much forgotten today. However, this courtroom drama turned out to have a lot of shortcomings--mostly because the courtroom procedures were completely ridiculous. No courtroom on this planet is run this way and no judge is that stupid! For example, the lady on trial for murder CONSTANTLY interrupts the proceedings and even chases the jurors as they leave the box to deliberate--begging them to find her innocent!! As for the lawyers, the argue with each other openly in court and scream and yell at witnesses! And, a couple of the jurors make inappropriate comments during the trial that clearly would have had them disqualified. Once in the jury room, most of the jurors seemed much less intelligent than Mr. Potatohead! Now I don't mind a little leeway here, but all this ruined the film for me--most of this wasn't funny and just seemed dumb.

Believe it or not, this totally brainless movie was reworked into the teleplay and movie "12 Angry Men"--a movie classic!!! I watch that instead, as despite having Oliver, "Ladies of the Jury" is junk.


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