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Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)

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(as James Hogan)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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FBI Agent Scott Langham
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Ma Webster
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George Frost
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Ethel Webster (as Jean Cagney)
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Bert Webster
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Charlie Webster
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Tom Webster
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Mrs. Emily Sturgis
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Eddie Webster
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FBI Agent Ross Waring
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Mr. Reier
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Pan
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Mr. Edmonds - Bank Manager
Tommy Conley ...
Billy Webster
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Cocktail Party Butler (as Charles Moore)
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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La emperatriz del hampa  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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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Aka the Iron Grandma...
11 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

What a very exciting little crime programmer written by the great Horace Mac Coy and directed by the man who made Ellery Queen series for the big screen. This story is the first, as far as I know, that talks about the famous Ma Barker, the senior gang leader with her three sons. Roger Corman and his crew directors - including Steve Carver, Martin Scorcese, Lewis Teague, and I probably forget some of them, made many of those topics in the 70's, thirty years later. This Paramount productions film is very exciting, as were the other ones, directed by the likes of Louis King and Robert Florey, and starring Lloyd Nolan, J Caroll Naish or Anthony Quinn at his start.

The Grandma character is vivid, so well described.

Don't miss it.


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