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Woman Wanted (1935)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 2 August 1935 (USA)
Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as ... See full summary »

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Ann
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Tony
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District Attorney
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Smiley
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Sweeney
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Betty
Robert Greig ...
Peedles (as Robert Grieg)
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Joe Metz
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Casey (scenes deleted)
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Collins
Richard Powell ...
Lee
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Gertrude Short ...
Gertie
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Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as his fiancée, with the help of his butler Peedles. Ann is also wanted by the mobsters who really committed the murder as they think she knows where $250,000 worth of bonds are hidden. When the mobsters find and abduct her, Tony enlists the help of the D.A. and the police to try to get her back. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Crime | Drama

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2 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Manhattan Madness  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Anthony 'Tony' Baxter: Say, she breaks engagements like some people break fingernails.
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During opening credits, the screens listing names are all rotated about 10 degrees to the left. See more »

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Edited from The Crowd (1928) See more »

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Life Is A Song
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Two appealing stars in a likable mishmash
26 September 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Maureen O'Sullivan was beautiful. She was a fine actress as well. And Joel McCrea was one of the most handsome, versatile actors of the 1930s and forties. He did well settling into Westerns after that but I always feel it was the movie world's loss.

These two don't have a whole lot of chemistry here but they work well individually. Louise Calhere is as always fine as a sleazy underworld figure, too.

The cinematography of Charles Clarke -- not someone generally associated with film noir in later years -- is beautiful. It employs a lot of exciting shadows.

The movie is part crime drama, part romance, and a little bit comedy. My preference is for movies that stick with one or another of these genres. But "Woman Wanted" works on its own terms: It has sinister moments. It's suspenseful. And we root for the lead couple.


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