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A young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome young customer, unaware that he is a gangster. The association results in her being tried and sentenced to a long prison term. However, the authorities permit her to escape, hoping that she will lead them to her boyfriend.Written by
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Sylvia Sidney is Mary, who runs a coffee shop. Her mysterious boyfriend shows up, and says he has to be in Canada that night. She agreees to marry him, but then there's a big shootout, and Mary is off to jail. Brian Donlevy (way before Beau Geste or Glass Key) is in here as Spike. When Mary breaks out of jail, the gang thinks it's a trap to catch the thugs. and maybe it is... Melvyn Douglas is a grouchy patient in the hospital where Mary gets a job. The gangsters and the cops catch up with her, so its a race to see who can catch who first. Sidney was married to bigshot publisher Bennett Cerf (for a whole six months) and starred in Hitchcock's Sabotage the year after this one. Directed by Bill Howard. he started in the silents, and continued into the 1940s. This one is pretty good. some typical gangster movie bits, but it all works.
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