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Midnight Mary (1933)





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Loaned to MGM by her home studio of Warner Bros., Loretta Young suffers her way through the title role in Midnight Mary. A good girl led astray, Mary (Young) endeavors to save the life of her boyfriend Tom (Franchot Tone) by killing the aptly named Leo the Rat (Ricardo Cortez). As her case is heard in court, the clerk goes over Mary's record, and at this point the flashbacks begin, stretching all the way back to her days as an unwanted orphan. One bad break leads to another, and by the time she reaches adulthood Mary is mixed up with a gang of crooked gamblers. For the sake of Tom, a well-connected socialite who loves her unquestioningly, Mary tries to go straight, but her past, and the ill-fated Leo the Rat, catch up with her. No matter what disaster befalls her in Midnight Mary, Loretta Young always manages to look as though she's just stepped out of a beauty salon.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Anita Loos, Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola
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On DVD: Jun 30, 1933


Loretta Young
as Mary Martin
Franchot Tone
as Tom Mannering
Andy Devine
as Sam Travers
Frank Conroy
as District Attorney
Warren Hymer
as Angelo Ricci
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All Critics (2)

Demonstrates that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer could be as down and dirty as Warner Bros. when necessary...

Full Review… | February 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Loretta Young puts on her tough girl act, the cocky, been-around-the-block pose of street smarts and world-weary experience, for Midnight Mary...

Full Review… | March 24, 2009
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A good drama with a good cast, but ultimately it could have been better. It was one of many criminal past themed films at the time, so it wasn't too unique.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Lurid pre code drama, a bit on the absurd side but it does move quickly and Loretta Young is incredibly beautiful, she seems to glow in almost every scene,

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Good pre-code crime drama. Loretta Young is surprisingly effective and gives a freshness to the movie. It?s a rather ordinary story, but it?s well handled. The gowns and clothes by Adrian are magnificent. Fine photography and the art direction is very good.

James Higgins

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