A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to ...
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A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to have a change of heart.Written by
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Part of her was Ritz - part of her was "racket" - all of her was exciting! Beth Austin---stylish dame with a stylish name---who lived by jungle law in a big city and clawed her way to where the money was...! See more »
When summing up the film in the New York Times, Howard Thompson, the film critic known for his one line reviews, simply stated: "This picture is trash." See more »
Dr. Halleck and Beth drive right out of the prison, not stopping at the gate for inspection or an ID check. This would never be allowed at any prison. The gate is even open for them beforehand and they drive right through. See more »
I can answer all your questions, now.
Dr. Ben Halleck:
You already have. There was only one answer to every question. Yes, I know why you came back, why you didn't stop to count the cost.
But I did count it, I want to pay it.
Dr. Ben Halleck:
Then remember this, Beth. Remember the day when we took a detour and it led us home? It always will.
I'll remember. And the prison woman who held your hand with all of her strength because she needed your strength.
[Camera pans down to see them holding hands]
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Strictly B stuff which Crawford considered her worst movie, conveniently forgetting the atrocious "Ice Follies of 1939". Her part is something she could play in her sleep, a tough dame who finds herself in a tight spot.
The thing is that even though Joan is elegantly gowned her surroundings are unquestionably cheap-jack something she sensed did not bode well for her future at Warners, she negotiated her exit and this was her last film for them. It's not just that the sets are low rent, the script is far below the high standard she was being offered just a year before.
That's not to say it's not entertaining in a sensationalistic way but certainly nowhere near her best films.
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