Circumstances force naive Dorothy Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.

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Rita Adams
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Mickey Roman
Linda Ware ...
Donna Andrews
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Bob Elliott
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Scribbler, a Petty Forger
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Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
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Kurt Parrish
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Harold DeWitt
William Halligan ...
Police Chief Flynn
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Clarence DeWitt
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Jim Adams
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Attorney Bruce King
Stephen Chase ...
Detective Joe Kent (as Alden Chase)
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Lou Wood
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Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Agent Sue Carol had two clients, Philip Trent and future husband Alan Ladd, cast in the film. Ladd was to portray a playboy while Trent has a showier role as an undercover agent masquerading as his gangster double. Carol arranged to have them switch parts. Shortly after, Paramount signed Ladd to a contract and he was cast as the professional killer in "This Gun for Hire." See more »

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Norman Winter (Vocal teacher for Linda Ware) See more »

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Blue Is the Day
by Maurice King (as Maurice Kozinsky), Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Linda Ware
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Mildly entertaining, hokey B-grade gangster movie
21 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This obviously was a pretty low budget production, but the cast was pretty decent, the basic premise had promise, and something more could have been done with it, but the script wasn't that great- the plot is incoherent and seems almost random at times and the dialog is stilted and terrible.

Basically, a girl's father gets whacked by fellow gangsters, and later she becomes a robber, and wants to avenge his death, and then it goes into a mob protection racket involving corrupt politicians.

Alan Ladd gets top billing but he really plays a very minor role.

I have to say I found it mildly entertaining in its archaic B-grade hokiness but it really is shoddy and pathetic.


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