In this roman-a-clef for the infamous Lucky Luciano Trial, Mary Dwight and four roommates work as hostesses at the Club Intime, a "clip joint" that offers gambling, liquor, and female companionship to the "big spender" clientèle. When ruthless thug and pimp Johnny Vanning takes over all the clubs in town, the girls are forced to follow Vanning's rules and kick back on their "tips" in exchange for protection. Although she is not a hardened old hand like Gabby and Estella, Mary knows enough to sidestep Vanning's amorous advances. Unfortunately the more naive Mary Lou is impressed by Vanning's oily veneer of materialism and accepts invitations to "entertain" at the gangster's private parties. Mary's naive younger sister Betty arrives from college just when Mary and her roommates are arrested as material witnesses in the murder of one of the casino's non-paying customers. Vanning's corrupt lawyer frees the others but pressures Mary to commit perjury in order to discredit crusading ...
The Kind Ladies Don't Talk To!
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(Nurse) and Jack Norton
(Drunk) are in studio records as cast members but are not seen in the movie. Jack Norton is with Bette Davis in a frequently-seen still from Marked Woman; she is in a silvery dress and there is a bowl of pretzels on the bar behind her. See more
After the taxi ride, while standing at her front door, Ralph Krawford asks Mary Dwight Strauber for her address. See more
Me. I don't make deals with nobody... they make deals with me. All the time I've been that way - ever since I was 'that' big.
Mister and Missus Doakes
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Lola Lane See more