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One of the earliest girls-in-prison yarns, Ladies They Talk About has everything but Ida Lupino as the warden--and had she been in Hollywood at the time, she would probably be here as well. Gun moll Barbara Stanwyck is thrown into San Quentin (which looks more like a summer resort than a house of detention), thanks to her involvement in a bank robbery and the machinations of D.A./preacher David Slade (Preston Foster). It isn't political ambition that motivates Slade: he's in love with Stanwyck, and hopes that her incarceration will rehabilitate her. Instead, Stanwyck becomes a hard-bitten prison-block leader, spearheading a jailbreak. When things go awry, she holds Slade responsible. Upon her release, she goes gunning for Slade, and doesn't realize that she's really in love with him until she nearly puts him six feet under. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck
as Nan Taylor
Lyle Talbot
as Don
Dorothy Burgess
as Susie
Lillian Roth
as Linda
Maude Eburne
as Aunt Maggie
Harold Huber
as Lefty
Ruth Donnelly
as Noonan
Robert Warwick
as The Warden
Helen Ware
as Miss Johnson
DeWitt Jennings
as Det. Tracy
Robert McWade
as District Attorney
Cecil Cunningham
as Mrs. Arlington
Helen Mann
as Blondie
Harold Healy
as Dutch
Harry Gribbon
as Bank guard
Davison Clark
as Chief at jail
William Keighley
as Man getting a shoeshine
Ferris Taylor
as Reformer on stage
Isabel Withers
as Convict
Harry C. Bradley
as Reformer
William Keighley
as Man getting a shoeshine
Davison Clark
as Chief at jail
Isabel Withers
as Convict
Ferris Taylor
as Reformer on stage

Crew

William Keighley
Director
Howard P. Bretherton
Director
Raymond Griffith
Producer
Carlton Miles
Play Author
William McGrath
Screenwriter
Dorothy Mackaye
Play Author
Brown Holmes
Screenwriter
John F. Seitz
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Leo F. Forbstein
Composer (Music Score)
Basil Wrangell
Editor
Esdras Hartley
Production Designer
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
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