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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Sylvia Day
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Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith
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Jeanie Vance
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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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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 »

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Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith: I think you're an unfortunate, misguided, stupid little fool; but, I think you're an honest one.
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Mae Clarke's revenge on Ralph Bellamy turns sweet
25 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Parole Girl" (1933) is a very enjoyable film that held my interest start to finish. This is a farce with a serious crime-based skeleton structure supporting it. The writer is Norman Krasna, who was expert at such a kind of story with romantic entanglement and discovery. I'd call attention to the excellent cinematography of Joseph August in this one. The strong cast is headed by Mae Clarke, whose smooth acting is a pleasure to watch. Ralph Bellamy is her target for revenge, obtained by tricking him into a fake marriage so that he thinks he's a bigamist. This may be a tightly-budgeted Columbia picture, but it doesn't show at all in either the large-scale opening sequence in a department store or the fire sequence in a crowded prison workshop for women.


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