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The Girl Who Came Back (1935)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 20 September 1935 (USA)
A counterfeiter gives up her life of crime and goes straight. She gets a job in a bank, but the members of her former gang hear about it and try to blackmail her into helping them rob the bank.

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Gilda Gillespie aka Mary Brown
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Bill Rhodes
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Brewster
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Smoky
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Zarabella
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Detective Burke
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Charles Matthews
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Chester Madison
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A counterfeiter gives up her life of crime and goes straight. She gets a job in a bank, but the members of her former gang hear about it and try to blackmail her into helping them rob the bank.

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OK heist film
26 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A 1935 b-movie with a good story and good acting by Ms.Grey and Sidney Blackmer, the two leads who manage to achieve sincere screen chemistry. The whole film attempts to portray its story in a way that is, to quote a word from the script, "nuanced", in contrast to the hard hitting style of many 1930's films. It succeeds in this regard and is generally well written and very smoothly edited. The direction is old fashioned but is not too slow within the context of trying to refrain from using blatant or gratuitous violence. The only really violent character is presented as somewhat of a fool and a loser, while the main character of "The Girl Who Came Back" is subtly portrayed as an unfortunately misguided artist.

In fact, an effort is made by the writers and the cast to present all the characters with layering and nuance. This is basically just a 1930's b-movie overall but it tries to rise above the constraints of its genre. So viewers should approach it with an eye to the solid presentation of the story line and with an open mind rather than any preconceived notions or bombastic expectations, while realizing that it is a very old movie technically. Recommended for Grey and Blackmer fans or for anyone wishing to view a different slant on 1930's heist films.


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