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Women Are Trouble (1936)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  31 July 1936 (USA)
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When Prohibition ends, the mobsters move into the "protection" racket. Those who do not pay are knocked off. Small town reporter Ruth wants a job at the big city paper, but the editor will ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Matt Casey
Paul Kelly ...
Florence Rice ...
Ruth Nolan
Margaret Irving ...
Frances Blaine
Cy Kendall ...
Inspector Matson
John Harrington ...
Harold Huber ...
Pete the Pusher
Kitty McHugh ...
Della Murty
Raymond Hatton ...
Joe Murty


When Prohibition ends, the mobsters move into the "protection" racket. Those who do not pay are knocked off. Small town reporter Ruth wants a job at the big city paper, but the editor will not hire her. So she looks for a story and sees the murder of Liquor Board Commissioner Eldridge. After she gets the job, she gets the picture of the killer who knocks off Murty, the driver who knocked over Eldridge. Ruth is in the thick of the investigation and one step ahead of Casey. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Release Date:

31 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Truques de Eva  »

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1.37 : 1
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Casey: Well, Ruth's no gentleman!
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From Prohibition to Protection
9 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Prohibition may be over but the city's racketeers are still terrorizing liquor dealers with a protection racket. When eager would be reporter Florence Rice is a witness to the murder of a state liquor board inspector that other reporters have written up as an automobile accident she gets her job at Paul Kelly's newspaper in Women Are Trouble.

The trouble they can be is that Rice becomes a romantic football tossed between Kelly and reporter Stu Erwin. That relationship is taken right from The Front Page.

Woman Are Trouble is an interesting product from MGM's B picture unit and stealing the show is Kitty McHugh the feisty wife then widow of murder suspect Raymond Hatton. I wish we saw a lot more of her in this film, she really steals it.

This is an amusing film, glad I got see it this morning.

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