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Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)

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FBI Agent Scott Langham
Blanche Yurka ...
Ma Webster
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George Frost
Jeanne Cagney ...
Ethel Webster (as Jean Cagney)
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Bert Webster
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Charlie Webster
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Tom Webster
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Mrs. Emily Sturgis
James Seay ...
Eddie Webster
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FBI Agent Ross Waring
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Mr. Reier
John Miljan ...
Pan
Paul Stanton ...
Mr. Edmonds - Bank Manager
Tommy Conley ...
Billy Webster
Charles R. Moore ...
Cocktail Party Butler (as Charles Moore)
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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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La emperatriz del hampa  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Satisfying Crime Picture
30 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Queen of the Mob is a fast-paced crime drama. It is set at Christmastime, so I suppose it could be watched at that time of year, although it would be an unusual kind of movie to screen then. Blanche Yurka is quite good as Ma Webster, a character based on real-life criminal Ma Barker. She is alternately tough and frail, depending on who she is trying to manipulate at the time. The film is action-packed and shows how the group cleverly pulled off their big heists and then laid low to avoid being caught. Of course, since this film was made after the code was reinstated which required that criminals be punished and not glorified, things don't end so neatly.


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