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Title:
Lady gangster
Author:
Coldeway, Anthony W., 1887-1963.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Narbeth, Pa. : Alpha Video Distributors, 2003.

©1942
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"A tough-talking beauty gets mixed up in a bank robbery and lands in prison. Before she is jailed, she steals the loot from her partners-in-crime and hides it. While in jail, she is befriended by an influential newspaper man, Kenneth Phillips. The lady ganster attempst to earn her release by turning over the money, but a series of double-crossings by her former henchmen stand in the way"--Container back cover insert.
General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1942.

Based on a play be Dorothy Mackaye and Carlton Miles.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
UPC:
089218420299
Format :
DVD

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The direction of Warner Bros.' Lady Gangster is credited to one "Florian Roberts," who on closer examination turns out to be veteran helmsman Robert Florey, working pseudonymously. Faye Emerson plays the title character, aspiring actress Dot Burton, whose chance association with a gang of bank robbers leads inexorably to a life of crime. She eventually ends up in prison, where she participates in a break-out. Her regeneration comes about when she rescues Kenneth Phillips (Frank Wilcox), the only man who has ever shown her any kindness, from being rubbed out by the mob. The supporting cast includes Julie Bishop (who only a year earlier had been billing herself as Jacqueline Wells), and Jackie "C." Gleason, wasted in the role of a rotund henchman. Lady Gangter bears some traces of the 1932 Warner Bros. drama The Life of Vergie Winters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi