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Lady Scarface (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 September 1941 (USA)
Lieutenant Bill Mason pursues a Chicago gang to New York unaware that its scar-cheeked leader Slade is a woman.

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(original screenplay) (as Arnaud D'Usseau), (original screenplay)
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Lt. Bill Mason
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Slade
Frances E. Neal ...
Ann Rogers (as Frances Neal)
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Mary Jordan Powell
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Mr. Hartford
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Lefty Landers
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Lt. Onslow
Andrew Tombes ...
Art Seidel - hotel detective
Marion Martin ...
Ruby - aka Mary Jordan
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James 'Jimmy' Powell
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Matt Willis
Lee Bonnell ...
George Atkins
Harry Burns ...
Big 'Sem' Semenoff
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Mullen (as Horace MacMahon)
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Storyline

A Chicago gang led by scar-cheeked Slade carries out an audacious brokerage robbery. Lieut. Bill Mason takes the case, continuing his friendly-enemy relationship with crime reporter Ann Rogers. One gang member is caught; eventually, others follow. But Mason hasn't a clue to Slade, principally because he's unaware she's a woman. The plot periodically pauses for comic and romantic interludes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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More deadly than the male! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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26 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La capitana Cara Cortada  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Huntley Gordon. See more »

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At the end, a newspaper photo of Mr. and Mrs. Powell is shown. The caption erroneously identifies Slade as male. See more »

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Cop: Whatta ya got there?
Ruby, aka Mary Jordan: [She takes out a gun] A check for a short beer.
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A Shame The Title Character Has So Little To Do
23 December 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Judith Anderson is lots of fun as the gangster of the title. She's a bad woman, all right. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark: Anderson. (References and allusions to "Hamlet," in which she played the Melancholy Dane on stage, abound here.) She is beautifully shot in shows by Nick Musaraca. But alas! The movie is for the most part a routine romantic faux thriller. It's kind of a riff on the Torchy Blane series: A police detective investigates a case. A female reporter is after the same story. Which of them will get it? Will they get each other? These concerns (never mysterious in any incarnation) are the primary concerns.

Alas poor Judith! She did so well.


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