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Transient Lady (1935)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  4 March 1935 (USA)
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A senator's brother turns up murdered, and the senator tries to pin the blame on a man he knows is innocent.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Gene Raymond ...
Carey Marshall
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Sen. Hamp Baxter
Frances Drake ...
Dale Cameron
June Clayworth ...
Pat Warren
Clark Williams ...
Chris Blake
Edward Ellis ...
Nick Kiley
Frederick Burton ...
Major Marshall
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Matt Baxter
Helen Lowell ...
Matilda Branham
Clara Blandick ...
Eva Branham
Phillip Trent ...
Fred Baxter (as Clifford Jones)
Al Bridge ...
Sheriff Angel Verner (as Alan Bridge)
Willard Robertson ...
Ed Goring
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'Noxious' (as Eddie Anderson)
Johnny Taylor ...
'Plato' (as John Taylor)
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Nick Kiley, Chris Blake and Dale Cameron set up a transient roller-rink in a small town in the American south, filled with red-necks and louts, most of which are related to each other. One of the Baxter boys makes some crude suggestions and remarks reference Miss Cameron, which results in a squabble. One of the rink-partners shoots one of the Baxter rubes quite dead, and blows town. The dead Baxter is the son of State Senator Hamp Baxter, who takes a dim view of transients who come to town and shoot one of his sons. The rink-partner who stayed behind is blamed for the killing, and lynch mobs are on the horizon. Local attorney Carey Marshall, in love with Dale Cameron, takes on the task of defending the innocent man. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Drama | Romance

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4 March 1935 (USA)  »

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False Witness  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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During his cross-examination, Fred Baxter nervously pulls the top button off his jacket. Moments later, the button has returned, and remains there for the rest of the scene. See more »

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Early credits for Henry Hull and John Carradine
28 April 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Very difficult to see, this is a 1935 Universal feature whose title refers to lovely Dale Cameron (Frances Drake, "The Invisible Ray"), opening a roller skating rink with her two companions in a rural community lorded over by local senator Hamp Baxter (Henry Hull). The senator's brothers are rabble rousers, with Fred (Clifford Jones) leading the charge from the pool hall to the rink when he is rebuffed by Dale, but things get out of hand when the Baxters break in on Nick Kiley (Edward Ellis), who kills Fred in self defense. It's Dale's other partner, the innocent Chris Blake (Clark Williams), who gets arrested and must stand trial, with Hamp appointing himself prosecutor. Things bog down between the murder and the trial, and the vigilante finale lacks conviction, but the characters are well drawn, with several sharp lines. Douglas Fowley steals his scenes as Matt Baxter, while Ren Baxter is played by the young John Carradine, about a minute or two of screen time bracketing his Universal roles opposite Karloff in "The Black Cat" and "Bride of Frankenstein" (he does not reappear after the death of Fred Baxter 20 minutes in). Carradine did other lesser known films for the studio such as "Heaven on Earth," "Alias Mary Dow," and "She Gets Her Man," and by the end of this year he would be cast by John Ford in "The Prisoner of Shark Island," which put him on the map as a star character actor. Good work from Henry Hull prior to his most famous starring role in "Werewolf of London," always more effective in blustery roles such as the newspaper editor in "Jesse James" and its sequel "The Return of Frank James" (he died in 1977 at the age of 87).


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