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Anita Loos (original story)
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Release Date:
30 June 1933 (USA) See more »
A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Loretta Young ... Mary Martin

Ricardo Cortez ... Leo Darcy

Franchot Tone ... Tom Mannering Jr.

Andy Devine ... Sam Travers

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 Mannering

Charley Grapewin ... Clerk (as Charles Grapewin)
Halliwell Hobbes ... Churchill
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Charlie - the Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Court Photographer (uncredited)
Reginald Barlow ... Trial Judge (uncredited)

Louise Beavers ... Anna - Mary's Maid (uncredited)

Lynton Brent ... Court Photographer (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Court Photographer (uncredited)

Mike Donlin ... Guard at Club Imperial (uncredited)

Robert Dudley ... Mannering's Night Watchman (uncredited)

Bill Elliott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Potter - Tom's Butler (uncredited)

Wilfred Lucas ... Nightclub Bouncer (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Detective (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Masher (uncredited)

Nelson McDowell ... Salvation Army Leader (uncredited)
Miki Morita ... Chinese Restaurant Owner (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Head Waiter at Club Saraband (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Club Imperial Floor Manager (uncredited)

Charles Sellon ... Night Watchman (uncredited)

Phillips Smalley ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)

Richard Tucker ... Club Imperial Manager (uncredited)
Kathrin Clare Ward ... Mrs. Ward - Landlady (uncredited)

Otto Yamaoka ... Chinese Proprietor (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman  (as William Wellman)
Writing credits
Anita Loos (original story)

Gene Markey (screen play) and
Kathryn Scola (screen play)

Produced by
Lucien Hubbard .... associate producer
Original Music by
William Axt  (as Dr. William Axt)
Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William S. Gray (film editor)
Art Direction by
Stan Rogers  (as Stanley Rogers)
Set Decoration by
Hobe Erwin (interior decoration)
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Dowling .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Louis Jennings .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Will Sheldon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:(Banned) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

This film received its initial television broadcasts in Los Angeles Wednesday 29 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Thursday 30 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6).See more »
Continuity: In the opening courtroom scene, Mary is reading a different issue of Cosmopolitan than the one she is seen holding seconds before, in the establishing long shot.See more »
Mary Martin:Sometimes I think if I don't get away from you, I'll go out of my mind.
Leo Darcy:You'll never get away from me. You belong to me, remember?
Mary Martin:I've never belonged to you.
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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Sparkling and Compelling, 15 June 2006
Author: movingpicturegal from Los Angeles

Interesting drama about a young woman named Mary Martin (played by Loretta Young), on trial for murder, who awaits her verdict and remembers back to her past leading up to this crime. From childhood rummaging through garbage at the dump, to being placed in a "house of correction" as a teenager when she is unjustly accused of stealing a pocketbook, to unknowingly playing lookout for a bunch of crooks pulling a job, Mary really is a good girl - she's just had a life that went from one bad break to another, it seems. Unable to find a real job, she ends up a gangster's moll and, along with his gang of hoodlums, she's now dressing to the nines in satin gown, skullcap, and fur coat and assisting them with crimes - but when she meets a handsome, rich playboy (Franchot Tone) one night while out on a "job" with her gang, she asks him to help her get away from this life of crime.

This film is really interesting, well-edited and fast-paced, with compelling story that completely held my interest, and a really great performance by Loretta Young who really makes this film. Una Merkel adds to the mix as Mary's gal pal Bun, and Andy Devine is fun as Franchot Tone's goofy sidekick. Franchot Tone, by the way, looks extremely handsome in this with top hat, white tie, and tails (oh, my), Loretta Young is very beautiful, as usual, and there is just tons of chemistry between the two of them in their romantic scenes. Watch for those kisses - wow!

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