Mary Burns, Fugitive

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An innocent but admittedly none-too-bright victim of circumstance, Mary Burns (played by perennial movie victim Sylvia Sidney) is inexorably sucked into the vortex of organized crime. She tries to escape her murderer husband Babe Wilson (Alan Baxter), but it's a losing proposition, especially since the newspapers have already branded her a gun moll. Making matters worse, she is thrown into prison for crimes committed by her husband (understandably, since her behavior at her trial was self-defeating to say the least). Though believing her guilty, detective Harper (Wallace Ford) allows Mary to escape from jail, hoping in this way to track down Wilson. Nominal hero Alec MacDonald (Melvyn Douglas) isn't much help; not introduced until the film's halfway point, he spends most of his time in a hospital bed, recuperating from an injury. In fact, the story is wrapped up only after MacDonald is rescued by the heroine! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Alan Baxter
as "Babe" Wilson
Sylvia Sidney
as Mary Burns
Melvyn Douglas
as Barton Powell
Pert Kelton
as Goldie Gordon
Boothe Howard
as Red Martin
Charles Waldron
as District Attorney
Grace Hayle
as Nurse Jennie
Joe Twerp
as Willie
Henry Hall
as Tourist
Dorothy Vaughan
as Irish Matron
Esther Howard
as Landlady
Morgan Wallace
as Managing Editor
Phil Tead
as Reporter
Ann Doran
as Newspaper Girl
Fuzzy Knight
as Dance Hall Attendant
Max Wagner
as Sailor
Treva Lawler
as Hostess
Charles C. Wilson
as G-Man in Dance Hall
Sam Finn
as Dapper Mobster
Richard Pawley
as Slim Fergus
Cora Sue Collins
as Little Girl
Otto H. Fries
as Clerk at Employment Agency
Earl Eby
as Photographer
Gus Reed
as Manager
Tom Ford
as Orderly
Patricia Royale
as Scullery Maid
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  • It seemed that Mary Burns was no brighter than she should have been. However, she was very attractive to watch, and the picture has plenty of thrills.

    Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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