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Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.' She sends to New York City for a reformed gangster she had befriended, Frankie O'Fallon, and he hires the manpower needed from the usual Columbia hoods. Her gang hi-jacks the racketeers, recovers the merchant's money and returns it to them. Lila Thorne, engaged to Hattie' son, Fred, throws in with her future mother-in-law when she sees the old lady is fighting for the American principle of freedom of choice...and action. Lila frames the gang-leader, George Watson, and Hattie's big-city vigilantes kidnap him, and extract the information that the town-mayor, Johnny "J.J." Jones, is the brains behind the protection-gang and is getting the big cut of the money. But Hattie still has to rob a bank before she can secure the evidence needed to convict the mayor. All in a day's work for a crusading society... Written by
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This tidy, short little comedy starts with a romantic comedy premise: beautiful and young Ida Lupino (at the beginning of her career) has to visit her prospective mother-in-law from Hell, strong-willed Fay Bainter (at the height of her career and fame), who had broken all of her son's previous engagements. Bainter immediately begins treating Lupino as a secretary. But when Bainter learns that her dry cleaner, Henry Armetta, is being shaken down by a mob protective association, Bainter becomes determined to break the mob herself, and recruits her own mob to fight them. It's fast and funny, and has a delightful cast of character actors playing their tough-guy roles with their tongues firmly in their cheeks; its tone is captured in the telegraph Young sends to her fiancée, Lee Bowman, "Is there insanity in your family? Return at once."
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