Lady from Nowhere (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 23 December 1936 (USA)
A manicurist witnesses a gangland murder. Realizing there was a witness to their crime, the killer tries to track her down and silence her.

Director:

Gordon Wiles

Writers:

Ben Grauman Kohn (story "Find the Witness"), Fred Niblo Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Astor ... Polly Dunlap
Charles Quigley ... Earl Daniels
Thurston Hall ... James Gordon Barnes
Victor Kilian ... Zeke Hopper
Spencer Charters ... Alexander Scorzo
Norman Willis ... Ed Lustig, aka Alfred Brewster
Gene Morgan ... Mike Dugan
Rita La Roy ... Mabel Donner
Claudia Coleman ... Dorothy Barnes
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Henchman Frankie
John Tyrrell ... Henchman Nick
John Hamilton ... Commissioner
George DeNormand ... Chauffeur
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... Editor (as Ed Stanley)
Frank Melton ... Bert Withers
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Storyline

Olly Dunlop, a manicurist at the barber shop in a Fifty Avenue hotel, is summoned to room 916, occupied by Alfred Brewster; the latter is really a gangster named Al Lustig and shortly after Polly arrives at the room, a rival gangster named Fletcher barges in and is murdered by Lustig. Polly escapes but realizes she is the only witness and fears for her life. She borrows money from her roommate, Mabel Donner, and catches a trail to Hartfotd, Connecticut but gets off at rural Clearview Junction. Meanwhile, college girl Dorothy Barnes, has left school to elope with a foreign prince much to the displeasure of her father, millionaire James Gordon Barnes, who has offered a large reward to anybody who knows where she is. Local newspaper reporter, Earl Daniels, mistakes Polly for Dorothy. Meanwhile, Lustig has gathered all his henchmen in Jersey City and dispatches them in a search for Polly. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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On the Spot...Because She Linked Love With Murder! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Find the Witness See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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