Parole Girl (1933)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  4 March 1933 (USA)
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A young woman released on parole vows to ruin the life of the man who insisted on sending her to jail.



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Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Day
Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith
Jeanie Vance
Hale Hamilton ...
Anthony 'Tony' Grattan
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Ernest Wood ...
Davison - 1st Store Manager
Sam Godfrey ...
Walsh - 2nd Store Manager


A desperate young woman is caught taking part in a department store extortion racket and sent to jail. When she's let out on parole, she schemes to ruin the life of the man who wouldn't give her a second chance, the man responsible for her time behind bars. Taking advantage of the man's inebriated state, the woman stages a phony marriage and, knowing of the man's estranged wife, blackmails him with bigamy charges. Forced to keep up appearances as the happily married couple until the woman's parole runs out, the man and the woman grow fonder of each other than either would dare to admit. Written by Jimmy L.

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Hers is the story of 100,000 Girls!


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4 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The $500 the store gives Sylvia for the pickpocket scam at the beginning of the film would be almost $9,200 in 2015. See more »


Anthony 'Tony' Grattan: I don't get you Sylvia. Here I am, willing to take you to Chicago to start in on some swell racket. And what do you want to do? You want to play bridge, like all the other dumb wives.
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No fury when a woman is loved
26 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mae Clarke and Ralph Bellamy have excellent chemistry in Parole Girl. But what really puts this film on the map is its ability to take a theme like revenge and make a routine prison film into something more. Here, it becomes an unlikely romance.

The supporting characters enliven the proceedings. There's the friend who throws the apple out the window on the train, and the boss who comes to dinner but enjoys sitting in the kitchen. But the most interesting bit occurs earlier in the picture. It's a dramatic prison fire scene, and it is one of the best-staged action scenes this writer has viewed in a long time.

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