A woman who owns a boarding house winds up being the "mother hen" to the assorted mobsters and racketeers who live there. When her foster son decides to take the blame for a murder that was...
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A woman who owns a boarding house winds up being the "mother hen" to the assorted mobsters and racketeers who live there. When her foster son decides to take the blame for a murder that was actually committed by his girlfriend, her boarding-house pals decide to try to help her out.Written by
Early, Early Talkie that has some very Interesting Moments. The Opening as a Motley Crew of Gangsters encircle a Table as a Matronly Moll, Played by an Imposing and Grim Helen Ware, a Post-Rape, a visually Battered and Brutalized Billie Dove, and an Expressionistic Courtroom Scene that is Stunning.
The Remainder of the Film is Not so Exciting as it Clunks along with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Stiffly going about His usual Non-Acting Performance. Miss Dove is a Curvaceous Creature and Her Wares are on Display but even Her Beauty can't stop Helen from Stealing the Picture.
Heavily Melodramatic as these Embryonic transitional Movies Tend, it is still Worth a Watch for its Fancy Cinematography and a Powerful Central Figure of a Female Mobster.
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