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Lady Gangster (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 1 April 1942 (USA)
Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »

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(as Florian Roberts)

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(screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey), (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Julie Bishop ...
Myrtle Reed
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Kenneth Phillips
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Carey Wells
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Wilson (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Ruth Ford ...
Lucy Fenton
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Stoner
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Jenkins
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Deaf Annie
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John (as DeWolf Hopper)
Vera Lewis ...
Ma Silsby
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Lewis Sinton
Peggy Diggins ...
Mary
Charles C. Wilson ...
Detective (as Charles Wilson)
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Stew (as Bill Phillips)
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Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who believe her innocent until she confesses. But before going to jail she manages to steal the bank's $40,000 from her accomplices and leaves it with her landlady. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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1 April 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama pistolera  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Stoner: So the quicker you realize that this i neither a country club nor a concentration camp, the better. It's up to the women themselves how they're treated. If you behave yourself, we'll meet you more than halfway, but if you want to be tough, we can be tough with you. Now, is that clear?
Dorothy Drew Burton: Yes.
Mrs. Stoner: Yes, what?
Dorothy Drew Burton: Yes, Ma'am.
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Remake of Ladies They Talk About (1933) See more »

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Blues in the Night
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Music by Harold Arlen
Played when Burton is told she's getting a visit from her sister
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Overconfident
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think the difference between good and bad movies is about the characters. Do they behave properly, given the world created for them. I never bought into the motives of the young woman in this film. She is too pretty and too confident to be desperate enough to do what she does. Nevertheless, she ends up in prison with a group of characters, including a classic snitch and her deaf cohort. People are looking out for her. People are after her. She has the money that was stolen. Talk about your stupid criminals. It's so full of unbelievable events, including one of the bank robbers showing up in the jail in drag. There's also an off again, on again, thing between the main character and a man who turned her in. It just never gels. Not to mention the goofy prison setting and lack of security. Not much to bother with.


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