Released Date: February 4, 1933
Directors:Howard Bretherton and William Keighley
Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth, Maude Eburne, Ruth Donnelly, Harold Huber and Robert McWade
This is by far my favorite Pre-Code film! Watch it, and it might be your favorite too.
This movie begins with a woman at a telephone booth, she is calling the police to inform them that there is a man running a muck and stabbing people left and right. When she leaves the booth, she has a sly smile on her face. We then see her getting into a car with her dog in her arms. She is still smiling and nothing seems to be happening around the area, people don't seem frightened or scared. She goes into the bank, a few minutes before opening because she had a train to catch. Or so she says. Then the boys she got into the car with, come inside and hold up the bank. Nan (Barbara Stanwyck) the woman who helped hold up the bank, ends up going to jail. The prison seems like home. Women are sitting around reading, and talking, smoking and laughing, they all also get to listen to the radio. It does not seem like jail. It seems like an okay place to be. But Nan tries to escape and ends up getting more in trouble with the law. It is such a great film guys, I hope you'll watch it and soon!!