Marked Woman Overview:

Marked Woman (1937) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and Lloyd Bacon and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Louis F. Edelman.

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Classic Films in Focus: MARKED WOMAN (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 4, 2014 From Virtual Virago

The world of the gangster movie is largely a boys' club, where women exist only as victims or commodities and the mobsters' guns serve as constant reminders of their phallic power. In opposition to that trend we have director Lloyd Bacon's very effective Marked Woman (1937), which features Bette Dav... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MARKED WOMAN (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 4, 2014 From Virtual Virago

The world of the gangster movie is largely a boys' club, where women exist only as victims or commodities and the mobsters' guns serve as constant reminders of their phallic power. In opposition to that trend we have director Lloyd Bacon's very effective Marked Woman (1937), which features Bette Dav... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MARKED WOMAN (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 4, 2014 From Virtual Virago

The world of the gangster movie is largely a boys' club, where women exist only as victims or commodities and the mobsters' guns serve as constant reminders of their phallic power. In opposition to that trend we have director Lloyd Bacon's very effective Marked Woman (1937), which features Bette Dav... Read full article


Marked Woman (1937)

By Beatrice on Sep 26, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Marked Woman Directed by Lloyd Bacon Written by Robert Rossen and Abem Finkel 1937/USA Warner Bros. First viewing Bette Davis is a sometime thing for me. ?This wasn’t one of those times. Mary Dwight (Davis) is a “hostess” at a nightclub/clip joint owned by ruthless gangster Johnn... Read full article


Marked Woman – 1937

By Bogart Fan on May 9, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Pretty Good— Your Bogie Fix: ? out of 5 Bogies! Director: Lloyd Bacon The Lowdown This is the third Lloyd Bacon / Humphrey Bogart movie I?ve reviewed since starting the blog?? the first being Action in the North Atlantic,?and the second Brother Orchid?? and again, Bacon comes ... Read full article


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David Graham: I thought they were your friends.
Mary Dwight Strauber: So did I.


Mary Dwight Strauber: Please don't ask me to talk. He'll kill me.
David Graham: Now you help me to prove that he was responsible for this and I'll put him where he won't kill anybody.
Mary Dwight Strauber: You don't know what he's like! He stops at nothing. People just disappear and are never heard of again. I don't want that to happen to me.


Mary Dwight Strauber: Betty. Betty, listen to me. You know, I've done an awful lot for you.
Betty Strauber: All you've ever done for me is mess up my life. Fixed it so the things that I wanted to have, I can't have anymore. All right. If I can't live one way, I can live another. Why not? I'm young and pretty and...
Mary Dwight Strauber: And dumb.
Betty Strauber: But you're smart. You can teach me the rest.


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Facts about

Screenwriters Rossen and Finkel capitalized on a sensational trial reported by the "New York Times" between May 14 and June 22, 1936 according to film historian Charles Eckert. Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey was the prosecutor and Charles "Lucky Luciano" Lucania his target. Dewey went on to become New York governor and a two-time Presidential candidate while Luciano went on to organize Dannemora, the New York dock workers, and the international drug trade. The women whose testimony led to a conviction left the House of Detention and were sent to Dewey's offices in the Woolworth Building, where they received sums ranging between $150 and $175 dollars, barely a half week's wages that they earned as prostitutes. Then, according to Eckert they "disappeared, as they do in the film, into the fog."
Humphrey Bogart and Mayo Methot fell in love during production. They were married as soon as he had divorced his second wife, Mary Philips.
Based on the life of gangster Lucky Luciano, who was finally imprisoned when some of the prostitutes who worked in one of his brothels, tired of the beatings and maltreatment meted out by him, informed on him to the police.
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