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Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 15 November 1935 (USA)
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. ... See full summary »

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

C. Graham Baker (original screenplay), Louis Stevens (continuity) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Sidney ... Mary Burns
Melvyn Douglas ... Barton Powell
Alan Baxter ... 'Babe' Wilson
Pert Kelton ... Goldie Gordon
Wallace Ford ... Harper
Brian Donlevy ... Spike
Esther Dale ... Kate
Frank Sully ... Steve
Boothe Howard Boothe Howard ... Red Martin
Norman Willis ... Joe
Frances Gregg Frances Gregg ... Prison Matron
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... District Attorney
William Ingersoll William Ingersoll ... Judge
Rita Stanwood Rita Stanwood ... Nurse Agnes (as Rita Stamwood Warner)
Grace Hayle ... Nurse Jennie (as Grace Hale)
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fugitiva See more »

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Budget:

$337,152 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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mary takes on the gangsters
5 August 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

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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