Lady Gangster

Lady Gangster

Faye Emerson
Director: Robert Florey Cast: Faye Emerson
Faye Emerson
, Julie Bishop
Julie Bishop
, Frank Wilcox
Frank Wilcox
Robert Florey

DVD (Black & White)

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Overview

A product of Warner Bros.' B-movie unit, Florian Roberts' (aka Robert Florey) Lady Gangster is a 62-minute crime drama that wastes no time -- except ours, overall -- telling its story. Derived from a very clean 35 mm source, the image is crisp and sharp throughout, resembling the quality of modern cablecasts of older movies. There are no marks or blemishes of any kind in the film source and the audio is clean as well, and mastered at a decent volume -- the only flaw is a momentary film-to-video glitch near the end that most viewers may not even notice. Alas, that means that one is faced with trying to enjoy the ridiculous story and plot developments (including the convicted felon/heroine's ex-boyfriend visiting her in prison by pretending to be her sister, in one of the silliest-looking drag outfits this side of a Three Stooges movie). The presence of Jackie Gleason in a supporting role will make this an essential acquisition for serious fans of "the Great One," but that's it for anything but camp appeal. The six chapters are as suited as anything else to this 62-minute genre movie, whose plot bears as little delineation as it does repetition here.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2003
UPC: 0089218420299
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:02:00

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Faye Emerson Dot Burton
Julie Bishop Myrtle Reed
Frank Wilcox Kenneth Phillips
Roland Drew Carey Wells
Jackie Gleason Wilson
Ruth Ford Lucy Fenton
Virginia Brissac Mrs. Stoner
Dorothy Adams Deaf Annie
Vera Lewis Ma Silsby
Herbert Rawlinson Lewis Sinton
Peggy Diggins Mary
Charles Wilson Detective
Frank Mayo Walker
Leah Baird Matron
Daisy Bufford Black Girl
Ken Christy Bank Guard
Sol (Saul) Gorss Actor
Fred Kelsey Cop
Jack Mower Sergeant
William "Bill" Phillips Stew
Joan Winfield Nurse
William Hopper John
Dorothy Vaughan Jenkins

Technical Credits
Robert Florey Director
Anthony Coldeway Screenwriter
William Jacobs Producer
Harold McLernon Editor
Ted Smith Art Director
Arthur Todd Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [9:46]
2. Chapter 2 [11:13]
3. Chapter 3 [8:35]
4. Chapter 4 [10:18]
5. Chapter 5 [9:45]
6. Chapter 6 [11:33]

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