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Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  30 June 1933 (USA)
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mary
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Leo
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Tom
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Sam
Una Merkel ...
Bunny
Frank Conroy ...
District Attorney
Warren Hymer ...
Angelo
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Tindle (as Ivan Simpson)
Harold Huber ...
Puggy
Sandy Roth ...
Blimp
Martha Sleeper ...
Barbara
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Clerk (as Charles Grapewin)
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Cop
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Storyline

A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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trial | prison | murder | lawyer | flashback | See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 June 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lady of the Night  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Franchot Tone and Una Merkel were the only leads in this film under contract with the production company, M-G-M. Loretta Young was loaned from Warner Bros, Ricardo Cortez from Paramount, and Andy Devine from Universal. Director William A. Wellman was also borrowed from Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

When Tom (Franchot Tone) is hoisting his friend Sam (Andy Devine) up from his chair at the nightclub, he addresses him as "Andy." See more »

Quotes

Leo Darcy: [to Mary] You can leave at any time, I won't go after you... but you'll always come back.
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Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
In the score at Christmas
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Loretta was Never Lovlier
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Review is worth an 11 for the gowns, 8 for the rest. Loretta in Adrian's clothes was a knockout...I have seen this movie twice on that wonderful TCM and that beaded skullcap hat still makes me marvel...it takes a pretty face to pull that one off. Story is interesting enough but the actors were really perfect for this big little movie. Ricardo Cortez was at his sexy handsome smarmiest..Franchot Tone was at his great kind, rich and wimpiest and sweet Loretta held the whole shebang together and I cannot imagine anyone thinking/saying she wasn't right for the part. Plus, if clothes make the man then clothes really make the woman... Now about the story...Loretta of got a few bum raps along the way, love, etc., but wait, just spend 75 minutes and judge for yourself.


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