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Woman Wanted (1935)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  2 August 1935 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ann
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Tony
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District Attorney
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Smiley
Edgar Kennedy ...
Sweeney
Adrienne Ames ...
Betty
Robert Greig ...
Peedles (as Robert Grieg)
Noel Madison ...
Joe Metz
Granville Bates ...
Casey (scenes deleted)
William B. Davidson ...
Collins
Richard Powell ...
Lee
Erville Alderson ...
Constable
Gertrude Short ...
Gertie
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Storyline

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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Gertie, Hotel Switchboard: [Watching as Tony Baxter takes Ann up to his room] Oh,isn't Mr. Baxter the one!
[Thinks a moment]
Gertie, Hotel Switchboard: Clark Gable's nice, too.
House Detective Sweeney: You women make me sick. D'ja see the dame with him?
Gertie, Hotel Switchboard: Yeah, but I've seen him do better.
House Detective Sweeney: D'ja ever see'er before?
Gertie, Hotel Switchboard: Say, are you the house dick, or am I?
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Life Is A Song
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Delightful caper film
3 September 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Maureen O'Sullivan was rarely lovelier than she is as Ann Gray, a convicted murderess who goes on the lam and ends up being helped by do-gooder attorney Joel McCrea. McCrea and O'Sullivan make a wonderful team, but Woman Wanted is an all around success, featuring an amusing and sharply written screenplay and terrific and imaginative photography by Charles Clarke. The film is also extremely well lit and features some truly awesome second unit work, most notably in an early scene involving an auto wreck that gains O'Sullivan her freedom. The leads are ably supported by oily Louis Calhern as bad guy Smiley Gordon and Robert Greig as Peedles, McCrea's extremely loyal manservant. Woman Wanted is terrific and well made fun.


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