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The Good Bad Girl (1931)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 20 May 1931 (USA)
Marcia Cameron (Mae Clark), a gangster's moll, quits her racketeering boyfriend Dapper Dan Tyler (Robert Ellis) for a respectable rich man, Bob Henderson (Jmaes Hall), but after giving ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy William Neill (as R. William Neill)

Writers:

Jo Swerling (dialogue), Winifred Van Duzer (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mae Clarke ... Marcia Cameron
James Hall ... Bob Henderson
Marie Prevost ... Trixie Barnes
Robert Ellis ... Dapper Dan Tyler
Nance O'Neil ... Mrs. J.P. Henderson
Edmund Breese ... Mr. J.P. Henderson
James Donlan James Donlan ... Police Sgt. Donovan
Paul Porcasi ... Tony Pagano
Wheeler Oakman ... Moreland
Paul Fix ... Roach
George Berliner George Berliner ... Spike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Wagner ... Thug
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Storyline

Marcia Cameron (Mae Clark), a gangster's moll, quits her racketeering boyfriend Dapper Dan Tyler (Robert Ellis) for a respectable rich man, Bob Henderson (Jmaes Hall), but after giving birth to a child), then finds her shady background a liability. Bob is so embarrassed by her former associations that he sues for a divorce. But Dapper Dan is gunned down by a detective and picky Bob forgives all. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Is it a Sin to want to be bad? (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

20 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La peccatrice See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Alternate-language version of El pasado acusa (1931) See more »

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A chance to see Mae & Marie
13 July 2009 | by patrickvincentSee all my reviews

There is nothing unpredictable in this hard-luck-story-programmer - But it is a great chance to see the talents of early screen talents Mae Clarke and Marie Prevost. Marie of the notorious, tragic, early death - It is not true that she had trouble with sound films because of a heavy regional accent: In fact she made a nice transition out of her dynamic silent screen persona into a sidekick with a heart a gold precursor to Joan Blondell - and though not an actress of depth, she has an appealing quality that is evident here. And then there's Mae - she is very easy to underestimate - but taking her performances in context of the times, she is in fact wonderful to watch - with a subtlety and directness that is well ahead of her time. A performer of excellent taste - here's a nice chance to see that talent on good display, albeit in a second rate vehicle.


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