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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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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Goofs

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

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Version of Ladies They Talk About (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in the Night
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played when Burton is told she's getting a visit from her sister
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Fast Paced Fun And Entertainment
22 September 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I had a lot of fun watching this crime quickie from Warner Brothers studios. Lasting a rapidly paced 62 minutes, the film definitely entertains if your into the genre. Faye Emerson plays a would be actress who gets caught up with a gang of bank robbers and takes the rap for a $40,000 heist the gang pulled off. She ends up in jail and what follows is as many double crosses, prison spats, car chases and shootouts as you can possibly cram into 62 minutes. The film is directed with a nice flair for action by Robert Florey under the pseudonym of Florian Roberts. Good support for Emerson from a cast that includes Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Ruth Ford(cute as a damn button) and a young Jackie Gleason. I must have really enjoyed this one as I couldn't believe how fast it flew by.


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