The Trial of Mary Dugan is a 1941 American drama,thriller film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and written by Bayard Veiller. The film stars Laraine Day, Robert Young, Tom Conway, Frieda ...
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Mary Dugan, a Broadway showgirl, is charged with murder in the knifing death of her wealthy lover, and goes on trial for her life. When her defense counsel appears to bungle his job, Mary's... See full summary »
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The Trial of Mary Dugan is a 1941 American drama,thriller film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and written by Bayard Veiller. The film stars Laraine Day, Robert Young, Tom Conway, Frieda Inescort, John Litel, Marsha Hunt, Marjorie Main and Henry O'Neill. The film was released on February 14, 1941, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
When Laraine Day gets her release date from a women's correctional facility, she can't seem to hold her temper together for one more day. She throws an inkpot at one of her instructors, Sara Haden, and gets six more months tacked onto her sentence. Laraine thinks that's unfair, so she escapes and starts a new life with a new name. Miraculously, she gets away with it and manages to get a secretarial job in a classy office, under businessman Tom Conway.
Before long, she's fallen in love with her coworker Robert Young, and she thinks her past will never rear its ugly head. It does, of course, but to find out how, or why the movie is called The Trial of Mary Dugan, you'll have to rent it. I recommend watching this courtroom drama, because Laraine Day is one of the best B-actresses, and she's certainly given plenty to do. Robert Young also owns his place in the movie, not just as an adorable playboy as he usually plays, but as a serious boyfriend, competent businessman, and finally, outraged and highly intelligent lawyer. Laraine and Bob make a great couple, and this is one of four movies you can find them together!
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