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The Woman Condemned (1934)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 4 April 1934 (USA)
Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star, sets out to prove her innocence in the face ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Davenport (as Mrs. Wallace Reid)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudia Dell ... Barbara Hammond
Lola Lane ... Jane Merrick
Richard Hemingway Richard Hemingway ... Jerry Beall
Jason Robards Sr. ... Jim Wallace (as Jason Robards)
Paul Ellis ... Dapper Dan
Douglas Cosgrove ... Police Chief
Mischa Auer ... Dr. Wagner (as Mischa Aver)
Sheila Bromley ... The Actress (as Sheila Manners)
Louise Beavers ... Sally - Jane's Maid
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... First Detective
Neal Pratt Neal Pratt ... Judge
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Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star, sets out to prove her innocence in the face of a damaging array of circumstantial evidence, abetted by the lack of truth in many of Barbara's statements. But Barbara winds up in a romantic clinch instead of the electric chair, after a series of sequences that reveal the fallacy of jumping to conclusions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Married to a man she didn't know...Jailed for a murder she didn't commit! See more »


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Is actually the fifth release of Progressive Pictures. April 20, 1934 See more »

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In the opening credits Mischa Auer's last name is spelled "Aver". See more »

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You'll hate yourself for doing it but complications of the plot keep you watching an other wise dull movie
23 March 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This isn't the clearest story ever plotted. I know what happens, but tying to explain it with out giving away too much is going to be rather difficult. Basically a woman takes a "vacation" from the radio program on which she is the star. Its not explained why, though her overly emoted good bye to her would be boyfriend suggests that there is an ominous reason. At some point she is killed and an innocent woman is blamed. Will the real killer ever be caught? What was the secret that forced the dead woman from the radio? Will we remain awake long enough to find out? Simple this is not. This is a complicated tale of murder thats interesting despite the fact its very talky, over emoted and just a tad loopy. Its the type of movie that keeps your interest simply because you want to know whats going on not because its very good. Actually it was so dull and talky that it was putting me to sleep, however I had to fight it because I had to know what was going on. If you want to see a movie that makes you stay with it to the end because you have to see whats going on give it a try. If you want to see a film that actually good try something else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aoratos apeili See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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