Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »
William A. Wellman
Helen Jerome Eddy
After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.
William A. Wellman
A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal.Written by
MAGIC ENCHANTRESS...mysterious as the night that cloaks her...a daughter of Venus...who comes out with the stars...so young, so alluring...men cannot resist the spell of her beauty...! (Print ad Los Angeles Times August 3 ,1933) See more »
This film received its initial television broadcast in Altoona PA Wednesday 6 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), followed by Minneapolis 31 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Los Angeles 29 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Chicago 10 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Durham NC 5 November 1957 on WTVD (Channel 11), by Tucson 30 November 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), by Norfolk VA 4 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), by Honolulu 24 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13) and by Philadelphia 30 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »
After Tom gets Sam out of the chair at the club, checks his coat and hat, and walks him to the stairs, the boom microphone is clearly visible - reflected in a mirror, upper right of the frame. See more »
Listen, no more ducking cops, no more Bronx hideouts. Why, it's gonna be happy days in Dixie for all of us. What do you say, honey, huh? Oh, come on, will ya?
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Please, Mr. Hemingway
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William Wellman Pre-Code
A ravishingly beautiful 20-year-old Loretta Young is "Midnight Mary" in this 1933 melodrama directed by William Wellman. The film also stars Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone, and Una Merkel. Young, on trial for murder of Cortez character, a gangster, is waiting for the jury to come in. She tells her story in flashback. Down on her luck, recently out of prison, she meets Cortez, becomes his girl and gets the easy life. One night, during a shooting, the wealthy Tone helps her escape. After she receives secretarial training, he gets her a job in his law firm. But her past catches up with her.
Loretta Young is stunning and her clothes are fantastic. She gives a very good performance. Since it's a pre-code drama, there's talk of sex, suggestive scenes, and the women get slapped around.
Very entertaining and absorbing, with Young a class act all the way.
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