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Woman Against the World (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 May 1938 (USA)
Anna Plummer (Alice Moore), daughter of a Canadian farmer, secretly marries against her father's will. She and her young husband, Johnny Masters (Edgar Edwards), move to a big city, shortly... See full summary »

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Alice Moore ...
Anna Plummer Masters
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Johnny Masters
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Larry Steele
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Patsy
Sylvia Welsh ...
Betty Jane
Ethel Reese-Burns ...
Aunt Frieda Storer Plummer
George Hallett ...
Mr. Plummer
James McGrath ...
Detective James P. Flavin
Grant MacDonald ...
Jimmy Daley
Fred Bass ...
Prosecutor
Harry Hay ...
Mr. Henry B. Martin
Enid Cole ...
Mrs. Henry B. Martin
Reginald Hincks ...
The Judge
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Anna Plummer (Alice Moore), daughter of a Canadian farmer, secretly marries against her father's will. She and her young husband, Johnny Masters (Edgar Edwards), move to a big city, shortly before Anna gives birth to a daughter he is killed in a holdup. Anna is compelled to take her baby into the home of her domineering aunt (Ethel Reese-Burns), and in a quarrel, when Anna learns that her aunt has given her daughter away to be adopted, Anna accidentally kills the aunt. Anna goes to prison for five years for manslaughter. Later, she is aided by a rising young attorney, Larry Steele (Ralph Forbes)in her battle and quest to get her child back. A UK-quota film for Columbia. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FROM DANCE HALL SPANGLES TO A PRISONER'S STRIPE OF SHAME! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Idiot Plotting
20 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Sour-puss aunt gives away widowed Alice Moore's baby and then refuses to say to whom. Alice tries to get the old.... biddy to tell her to and accidentally kills her. Too depressed by this turn of event to help attorney Ralph Forbes mount a defense, she winds up in prison for manslaughter, where she decides she needs to get out and find her baby. Once out, she falls in with evil companions and hires a crooked detective to find her baby.

This idiot-plotted soaper was the last film of Miss Moore. She was the daughter of Tom Moore and Alice Joyce, but her career didn't go anywhere beyond Columbia Bs. In this one, she spends her time in a depressed state, which is a reasonable way to play the part, but not terribly interesting, and she soon retired to private life.

Co-star Ralph Forbes' star had fallen a bit since he had co-starred in 1928's BEAU GESTE, but he was working steadily for Columbia as a lead and in supporting roles for the majors. His career dribbled away in the 1940s and he died in 1951.


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