A woman who's on welfare can't support her family with the money she gets, so she takes a job to earn more money. When the welfare department finds out about it, she's thrown in jail.

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Hank Stone
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Judge Ben Caldwell
Salem Ludwig ...
Benton
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Det. Al Costello
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Anderson
Tom Ahearne ...
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Philip Fox ...
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Bill Ayers ...
Greg Stuart (as Billy Ayers)
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Crowley
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A woman who's on welfare can't support her family with the money she gets, so she takes a job to earn more money. When the welfare department finds out about it, she's thrown in jail.

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13 January 1964 (USA)  »

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The lady or the tiger?
17 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Josephine Stuart is a mother of three who can't support her family on what she gets from welfare, takes a job and doesn't report the fact she's working to welfare services. The authorities find out and she's thrown into jail. One of the things against her was that she bought a dress for her daughter costing $5.95. Really? Part of the reason, but not all, that she needs extra money is that she has been helping financially, increasingly reluctantly, her husband. After suffering a back injury, he became addicted to pain killing drugs. Now that his family is in severe straights and the children may be put into foster care, he insists to his wife and to Social Worker Brock that he will quit drugs and get a job. Brock finds him a job and after Stuart gets his first paycheck, he gives the check to his wife. But he later steals it back. Still struggling with the temptation to buy drugs, he goes to Brock's office and gives the check to Brock to hold for him. Then Stuart tries to retrieve the pay check from Brock's office and in the end, Brock gives him the check and tells Stuart that it's his decision about what he will do with the check. Brock then goes to tell Mrs. Stuart, who no longer is in jail, what has happened. They speculate about whether Stuart will return with the check or use it for drugs. Story ends. Will he or won't he? We can but hope he will return to his family. There's an interesting and rather lengthy discussion between Brock and a colleague about the welfare system and what a society should do for its impoverished members, especially the children. A discussion that is yet to be resolved. Interesting to see Bonnie Bedelia in an early role as the sulky Linda Stuart.


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