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City Without Men (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 14 January 1943 (USA)
A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Budd Schulberg (original story), Martin Berkeley (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Darnell ... Nancy Johnson
Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Michael T. Mallory
Michael Duane ... Tom Adams
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Maria Barton
Glenda Farrell ... Billie LaRue
Leslie Brooks ... Gwen
Doris Dudley Doris Dudley ... Winnie
Margaret Hamilton ... Dora
Constance Worth ... Elsie
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mrs. Slade
Sheldon Leonard ... Monk LaRue
Joseph Crehan ... Father Burns
Oscar O'Shea ... Joseph Barton
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Senator Malloy
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A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

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Women fighting for their men, and their right to love them! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Farm See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast in the New York City area Saturday 26 July 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2). In Los Angeles it was first telecast Sunday 13 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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For lip-readers only
9 February 2006 | by miriamwebsterSee all my reviews

Picture quality on Alpha DVD release is terrible but garbled soundtrack is even worse. Almost like watching a primitive foreign-language talkie in a language not yet recognized. Basic situation--a boarding house full of girlfriends, wives, and mothers of convicts living across the street from a prison where their men are impounded--has possibilities (think "Stage Door" on visitors' day) but it's impossible to understand what Linda Darnell, Glenda Farrell, Margaret Hamilton (in change-of-pace role as a sassy beer-swilling card cheat), etc. are saying 80 percent of the time. (And what was Darnell doing in a Poverty Row clinker like this at this point in her career?) Odd little film with early David Raksin score, light years away from his "Laura" panache just a few years later.


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