Lady Gangster (1942)





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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.
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Faye Emerson
as Dot Burton
Julie Bishop
as Myrtle Reed
Frank Wilcox
as Kenneth Phillips
Roland Drew
as Carey Wells
Ruth Ford
as Lucy Fenton
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Stoner
Dorothy Adams
as Deaf Annie
Vera Lewis
as Ma Silsby
Herbert Rawlinson
as Lewis Sinton
Charles C. Wilson
as Detective
Frank Mayo
as Walker
Leah Baird
as Matron
Daisy Bufford
as Black Girl
Jack Mower
as Sergeant
Ken Christy
as Bank Guard
Charles Wilson
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Lady Gangster

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This is the kind of movie you should only watch if you're in prison serving time.

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Audience Reviews for Lady Gangster

Interesting on the close up on the lips and focus on the face of the lip reader. It was one of the first films that I have seen an old version of a female prison showing how was sort of pleasures were available to female prisoners or there cloths. I found that aspect enlightening.


Strictly B stuff.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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A very interesting plot about an actress becoming a gangster, but the movie itself isn't that good. The only star you recognize is Jackie Gleason, who has a small role.

Aj V
Aj V

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