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Lady Gangster (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 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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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)
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Ma Silsby
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D.A. Lewis Sinton
Peggy Diggins ...
Mary
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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 | Film-Noir

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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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When she meets with Stoner and Phillips, (47 minutes in) the mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

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Mrs. Stoner: So the quicker you realize that this is 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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Opening credits are shown with a gun and an open purse in the lower right corner. See more »

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Version 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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Fair Enough for 62 Minutes!
12 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

The "B" films from major studios usually look far more glossy and professional than those turned out from Poverty Row, even when the subject matter is virtually identical. This is not to say that they are necessarily more entertaining. A fair case in point is this cleaned-up version of a gritty Barbara Stanwyck melodrama. It looks slick and it runs smooth, but although competently acted, it doesn't hold a candle to the more earthy original. Mind you, there are compensations. It's always good to see Faye Emerson in a lead role, and she receives great support from Julie Bishop, Dorothy Vaughan, Virginia Brissac and Vera Lewis. But it's Dorothy Adams, in a meaty role for once, who actually steals the acting honors. By contrast, the male players contribute considerably less to the movie's fair-enough success. Roland Drew makes an attempt at the chief villain, while Frank Wilcox takes aim at the hero. Both fall short. Jackie Gleason in a straight role here as one of the gangsters might have had a chance had his role not been so disappointingly small. Ever reliable Charles Wilson gets the nod instead.


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