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The Painted Woman (1932)

 |  Drama  |  21 August 1932 (USA)
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After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
William 'Stage' Boyd ...
Captain Boynton
Robert Dunn, Lawyer
Raul Roulien ...
Jim Kikela
Murray Kinnell ...
Winter Blossom ...
Tia Marquette (as Laska Winter)
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Francois Marquette aka Frenchy
Paul Porcasi ...
Nick Machado
Stanley Fields ...
Wade Boteler ...
Lefty, Boynton's Mate
Jack Kennedy ...
Mack, Boynton Sailor
Dewey Robinson ...
Bouncer at Paradise


After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns he's furious (he wanted to marry her). When Boyton is killed Kiddo is accused of the crime and even Tom thinks she's guilty. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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'Peggy Shannon''s character is never named. She is only addressed or referred to as "Kiddo" or, after the marriage, "Mrs. Brian." See more »


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Safe in Heck
26 March 2015 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

That's what a friend called this early talkie, screened in Syracuse at the ultimate Cinefest, noting its similarities to the contemporary Dorothy Mackail vehicle "Safe in Hell." Both deal with young women, no better than they should be, who get mixed up with murder and hide out in remote islands, this one near Singapore. Peggy Shannon, who has a Mackail-like toughness-mixed- with-vulnerability, is quite good as "Kiddo" (we never know her real name), who's kept by no- good ship captain William Boyd until they're separated. In a tropical not-quite-paradise, she's wooed by equally no-good Irving Pichel and regular guy Spencer Tracy, who's excellent here-- he's convincingly working-class and still has dirt under his fingernails, unlike his later MGM self. There's loads of atmosphere, and pacing quicker than the average 1932 Fox, thanks to director Henry King. And it made me want to see more of Peggy Shannon.

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