Ladies They Talk About (1933)
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as Nan Taylor / Nan Ell...
as David Slade
as 'Sister' Susie
as Prisoner Linda
as Aunt Maggie
as The Warden
as Miss Johnson
as District Attorney
as Mrs. Arlington
as Bank guard
as Man getting a shoesh...
as Chief at jail
as Reformer on stage
as Matron with cigar
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Critic Reviews for Ladies They Talk About
This film's only claim to fame was that it established the WIP genre film.
Audience Reviews for Ladies They Talk About
Saucy little number put across by Barbara Stanwyck with her customary grit. A prototype for women behind bars pictures the film moves at a solid clip and packs a lot into its brief running time. They even find a chance to have Lillian Roth sing! Foster is a dull lead but the other players all contribute good work. Holds up well until the questionable denouncement.
An enjoyably daft prison drama in which Barbara Stanwyck plays a career criminal who takes the fall for a bank robbery and ends up in San Quentin. Of course, all she needs is the love of a good moral crusader to keep her on the straight and narrow... It would be an understatement to say that the plot could have been worked out on the back of a cigarette packet; quite frankly, I'd be amazed if anybody troubled to write it down. It's also tempting to groan at the hoary old clichés till you realise that some of them were probably being minted here for the very first time. My favourite of several moments of unintentional hilarity is the one where two of Babs' associates attempt to tunnel through to her cell from the neighbouring men's prison and she disguises the racket they are making by playing loud music in the middle of the night. "How did such a criminal mastermind ever end up behind bars?" I hear you cry. Minor Stanwyck but her performance is as committed as ever.
yay it's on youtube! this may be the original wip film. and it's pretty good too! babs is terrific as a tough talking gangster moll as we knew she would be. the tragic star lillian roth of i'll cry tomorrow fame plays her jailhouse pal at san quentin, and even gets to sing! this was one of her last films before the complete collapse of her career due to alcoholism. there are hints of pre-code naughtiness too. the story may be lame but babs is game and so much fun to watch. thanks youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-WhhM0JQD8&p=C593F8D142055712
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