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Times Square Lady (1935)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Music | 8 March 1935 (USA)
Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the ... See full summary »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Albert J. Cohen (screen play) (as Albert Cohen), Robert T. Shannon (screen play) (as Robert Shannon)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Steve Gordon
Virginia Bruce ... Toni Bradley
Pinky Tomlin ... Pinky Tomlin of Durant Oklahoma
Helen Twelvetrees ... Margo Heath
Isabel Jewell ... 'Babe'
Nat Pendleton ... Mack
Jack La Rue ... Jack Kramer (as Jack LaRue)
Henry Kolker ... Mr. Fielding
Raymond Hatton ... 'Slim' Kennedy
Russell Hopton ... Ed Brennan
Fred Kohler ... 'Dutch' Meyers
Robert Elliott ... 'Brick' Culver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brady ... (scenes deleted)
Sam Hayes Sam Hayes ... Radio Announcer (scenes deleted)
Paul Hurst ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the odds reduced beforehand by henchmen who make offer that can't be turned down by the participants in the games. A group of her father's associates, led by Steve Gordon and Jack Kramer, are trying to take the properties away from her by saying they are running at a loss or just too troublesome to handle. But with the aid of a songwriter, Pinky Tomlin' and his girlfriend, "Babe" Heath, Toni fights back and Steve soon turns to her side, also. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DRAMA FLAMES as a Girl from Iowa Assumes the Throne of "King" Bradley - Iron-Fisted Master of a Million Dollar Night Life Empire! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobos de New York See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Toni and Pinky are out driving in the country, the rear projection scene behind them simply freezes (instead of slowing down and stopping) when Pinky's car runs out of gas. See more »

Soundtracks

The Object of My Affection
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Pinky Tomlin, Coy Poe and Jimmie Grier
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Played by the band at the Casa Nova Cafe and sung by Pinky Tomlin and Frank Hayes
Reprised there by Pinky Tomlin and danced to by Robert Taylor and Virginia Bruce and other couples
Hummed by Robert Taylor
Reprised by Pinky Tomlin while milking a cow
Played as background music often
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A routine romantic crime drama with a couple of nice songs sung by Pinky Tomlin..
27 January 2003 | by Art-22See all my reviews

Robert Taylor, in his first leading role, manages a nightclub in this romantic crime drama. Virginia Bruce inherits that club as well as some other sporting places around town: a hockey team, a race track, a dog track, etc. Henry Kolker is a crooked lawyer trying to get her to sell her holdings at a fraction of their true worth on behalf of the other crooked managers. So they stage events to convince her (and a hockey player is killed as a result of a staged fight). Because she is so reluctant, Kolker has Taylor, as the most handsome of the bunch, to woo her and convince her to sell. But of course he falls in love instead, and his actions are then very predictable, as are the actions of the other managers, who do not take Taylor's betrayal lying down. The biggest attraction for me was the appearance of Pinky Tomlin, who has little to do with the plot. He's there to provide some comedy and to sing his very popular song "The Object of My Affection" and another lesser known song he co-wrote. Tomlin hasn't made many movies, so it's worth seeing this one to catch him in it.


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