The Lady Fights Back (1937)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  1 October 1937 (USA)
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A beautiful environmentalist clashes with an engineer who is building a dam.



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Cast overview:
Irene Hervey ...
Heather McHale
William Lundigan ...
Doug McKenzie
Willie Best ...
Joe Sawyer ...
Swede Jannsen
Paul Hurst ...
Steve Crowder
Ernest Cossart ...
Commissioner Allan
Si Jenks ...
Villager with Automobile
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Sir Daniel McAndrews
Frank Jenks ...
Steve (scenes deleted)


An engineer for the Northern Power Company, Owen Merrill, arrives at the Muskalala River to make surveys for a dam site. For fifty years the river has been the exclusive fishing preserve of the Muskalala Salmon Club, now operated by Heather McHale. When his reason for being there is discovered, she detains him at the club while she sends out a distress call to the club;s powerful members to meet at the lodge and take action to prevent the dam from being built. Already in love with his hostess/captor, Owen leaves for the dam site only to discover from his assistant, Steve Crowder, that she has gone into action to stop the project. He rushes to the Forest Commissioner's office and discovers eh is already there. He tricks her into a telephone boot, and after locking her in gets the commissioner to sign a permit approving the dam. Unknown to HEather, her guides wreck a truck and take shots at the power-company workers. She stops that but, in her capacity as a Game Warden, arrests Owen for... Written by Les Adams <>

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1 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Paraíso de Amor  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Only for rainy afternoons

A good pleasant and entertaining Universal studios product. Typical of the 30's and 40's films from the famous Hollywood firm, you'll find any surprise in this tepid and flat programmer. A sort of comedy, adventure flick which you'll probably forget just after watching it. The plot line has already been said above, by our good friend Long Horn, who has picked it from a library dictionary...

One among a billion other ones. I don't know the director, never heard of him before. But a rare item, that deserves to be discovered by old B Hollywood stuff diggers.

I just watched it for principle. Period.

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