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Lady Gangster

Released Apr 1, 1942 1h 2m Crime Drama List
Reviews 8% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) wants to be an actress, but is stuck working as a decoy for bank robber Carey Wells (Roland Drew) and his crooks. After a big heist, Dot realizes that the boys plan to keep her share of the money. Angry at her partners and tired of crime, she hides the loot from Wells, intending to return it to the bank herself, but, before she can, she's thrown in jail for her involvement in the stickup. However, even the walls of a prison can't stop Wells from coming after Dot. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This is the kind of movie you should only watch if you're in prison serving time. Rated: C- Jul 13, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s If you expect to see a risque drama about a badass chick... wrong turn. Dot is as sappy as a soap commercial from the same era. The production wasn't half bad, with fairly good camera work and acting. Bit talky. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review william k Routine, but straight and swift crime drama is all well done and quite entertaining. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A great reminder of the times seventy plus years ago. I grew up with these movies. Despite the - we always have to have a man to help us out-I thought this movie was swell. If you have nothing better to do, take a look at a bit of history of how movies were made way back then. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A very interesting plot about an actress becoming a gangster, but the movie itself isn't that good. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The short run time keeps the pace clipping in this gangster picture that provides a simple premise but some layers of intrigue along with and a truly great climatic fight scene that really was a pleasant surprise. Jackie Gleason makes one of first film appearances. This was a throw in on a disc with the film I rented, "They Made Me a Criminal", and I found it far superior. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) wants to be an actress, but is stuck working as a decoy for bank robber Carey Wells (Roland Drew) and his crooks. After a big heist, Dot realizes that the boys plan to keep her share of the money. Angry at her partners and tired of crime, she hides the loot from Wells, intending to return it to the bank herself, but, before she can, she's thrown in jail for her involvement in the stickup. However, even the walls of a prison can't stop Wells from coming after Dot.
Director
Robert Florey
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 1, 1942, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 21, 2019
Runtime
1h 2m
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