|Directed by||Robert Florey|
|Produced by||William Jacobs|
|Screenplay by||Anthony Coldeway|
|Based on||Women in Prison (1932 play)
by Dorothy Mackaye
|Cinematography||Arthur L. Todd|
|Edited by||Harold McLernon|
|Distributed by||Warner Brothers|
|April 1, 1942|
Lady Gangster is a 1942 Warner Bros. B picture directed by Robert Florey credited as "Florian Roberts", and was based on the play Gangstress, or Women in Prison, by Dorothy Mackaye who had spent ten months in San Quentin Prison of a one to three years sentence, and is a remake of the pre-Code film, Ladies They Talk About (1933). Jackie Gleason plays a supporting role.
Dorothy "Dot" Burton (Faye Emerson) is a member of a gang of bank robbers. Using her femininity and a cute dog provided her by her male cohorts who dognapped him, she is able to enter a bank before opening time leaving the door open and the bank guard holding her dog enabling a successful robbery.
When police interfere with the getaway she faints and proclaims her innocence, however police investigators have strong doubts as "her" dog won't come to her and has a different name on his collar than what she calls him. Kenneth (Frank Wilcox), a broadcaster is determined she is innocent and in an attack on the District Attorney gets her freedom.
Dot confesses her part in the robbery and is sent to women's prison where she makes enemies of the inmates who are seeking Dot's share of the money.
- Faye Emerson as Dorothy Drew 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 Vaughan as Matron Jenkins
- Dorothy Adams as Deaf Annie
- William Hopper as John
- Vera Lewis as Ma Silsby
- Herbert Rawlinson as Lewis Sinton
- Charles C. Wilson as Detective
- Frank Mayo as Walker
- Leah Baird as Matron
- Jack Mower as Police Sergeant
- "Blues in the Night" (Music by Harold Arlen)
- "Dorothy Mackaye - Deranged L.A. Crimes". derangedlacrimes.com.
- "The Pittsburgh Press - Google News Archive Search". google.com.
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