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Lady Gangster Details


The direction of Warner Bros.' Lady Gangster is credited to one "[[Performer~P90015~Florian Roberts~robertflorey]]," who on closer examination turns out to be veteran helmsman [[Performer~P90015~Robert Florey~robertflorey]], working pseudonymously. [[Performer~P21784~Faye Emerson~fayeemerson]] plays the title character, aspiring actress Dot Burton, whose chance association with a gang of bank robbers leads inexorably to a life of crime. She eventually ends up in prison, where she participates in a break-out. Her regeneration comes about when she rescues Kenneth Phillips ([[Performer~P76200~Frank Wilcox~frankwilcox]]), the only man who has ever shown her any kindness, from being rubbed out by the mob. The supporting cast includes [[Performer~P6335~Julie Bishop~juliebishop]] (who only a year earlier had been billing herself as [[Performer~P75461~Jacqueline Wells~jacquelinewells]]), and [[Performer~P27204~Jackie "C." Gleason~jackiegleason]], wasted in the role of a rotund henchman. Lady Gangter bears some traces of the 1932 Warner Bros. drama [[Feature~V99541~The Life of Vergie Winters~thelifeofvergiewinters]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


Robert Florey
Anthony Coldeway
Dorothy Mackaye
Play Author
Carlton Miles
Play Author
Arthur Todd
Harold McLernon