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Midnight Mary (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 30 June 1933 (USA)
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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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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30 June 1933 (USA)  »

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Lady of the Night  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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

In a closeup of a page from the phone book, with exception of name of hero, the same four or five names are printed repeatedly. 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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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
In the score at Christmas
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William Wellman Pre-Code
25 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A ravishingly beautiful 20-year-old Loretta Young is "Midnight Mary" in this 1933 melodrama directed by William Wellman. The film also stars Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone, and Una Merkel. Young, on trial for murder of Cortez character, a gangster, is waiting for the jury to come in. She tells her story in flashback. Down on her luck, recently out of prison, she meets Cortez, becomes his girl and gets the easy life. One night, during a shooting, the wealthy Tone helps her escape. After she receives secretarial training, he gets her a job in his law firm. But her past catches up with her.

Loretta Young is stunning and her clothes are fantastic. She gives a very good performance. Since it's a pre-code drama, there's talk of sex, suggestive scenes, and the women get slapped around.

Very entertaining and absorbing, with Young a class act all the way.


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