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Lady Gangster (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 April 1942 (USA)
Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Florey (as Florian Roberts)

Writers:

Anthony Coldeway (screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey), Dorothy Mackaye (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Emerson ... Dot Burton
Julie Bishop ... Myrtle Reed
Frank Wilcox ... Kenneth Phillips
Roland Drew ... Carey Wells
Jackie Gleason ... Wilson (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Ruth Ford ... Lucy Fenton
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Stoner
Dorothy Vaughan ... Jenkins
Dorothy Adams ... Deaf Annie
William Hopper ... John (as DeWolf Hopper)
Vera Lewis ... Ma Silsby
Herbert Rawlinson ... D.A. Lewis Sinton
Peggy Diggins ... Mary
Charles C. Wilson ... Detective (as Charles Wilson)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Stew (as Bill Phillips)
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Storyline

Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who believe her innocent until she confesses. But before going to jail she manages to steal the bank's $40,000 from her accomplices and leaves it with her landlady. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama pistolera See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 27 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Spokane Wednesday 5 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2), in Buffalo Friday 7 December 1956 on WBEN (Channel 4), in San Francisco Wednesday 19 December 1956 on KRON (Channel 4), in Nashville Wednesday 24 April 1957 on WLAC (Channel 5), in Indianapolis Wednesday 29 May 1957 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Honolulu Saturday 15 June 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Springfield MA Wednesday 3 July 1957 on WWLP (Channel 22), and in Phoenix Thursday 4 July 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »

Goofs

When she meets with Stoner and Phillips, (47 minutes in) the mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Stoner: So the quicker you realize that this is neither a country club nor a concentration camp, the better. It's up to the women themselves how they're treated. If you behave yourself, we'll meet you more than halfway, but if you want to be tough, we can be tough with you. Now, is that clear?
Dorothy Drew Burton: Yes.
Mrs. Stoner: Yes, what?
Dorothy Drew Burton: Yes, Ma'am.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown with a gun and an open purse in the lower right corner. See more »

Connections

Remake of Ladies They Talk About (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in the Night
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played when Burton is told she's getting a visit from her sister
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Good Flick for a remake
27 January 2006 | by ralamericaSee all my reviews

It's a peppy flick and in some ways better than the original 1933 movie titled Ladies They Talk About that starred Barbara Stanwyck.Fortunately, the Stanwyck movie was pre-Hays code so there is some snappy dialog and not so veiled references to prostitution that couldn't be filmed in Lady Gangster. The opening scene obviously shot in a real bank gives the film a realistic gritty feel that doesn't come off when a scene like this is shot on a set. Jackie Gleason in a small supporting role as one of Emerson's fellow bank robbers, provides a few glimpses of that "Poor Soul" face that he made famous years later on his TV show. Also, catching a very young dark-haired William Hopper (later of Perry Mason fame as Paul Drake)was also a pleasant surprise.


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