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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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Mary Dwight Strauber: I'll get you, even if I have to crawl back from the grave to do it!


David Graham: Uh, pardon me, but I don't believe a word you're sayin'!
Mary Dwight Strauber: You think I'm pretty low, don't you?
David Graham: Now, what do you expect me to think? I meet a lot of people in this job. Some of them I feel sorry for because they - they just can't help themselves. They don't know any better. They're the misfits of the world. But you, you're not that kind. You know what's right and you know what's wrong. You know better, but you just won't do anything about it. You choose to think that you can get through the world by outsmarting it. Well, I've learned that those kind of people generally end up outsmarting themselves. And that's exactly what's going to happen to you. And I won't feel a bit sorry about it, because, lady, you've got it coming to you.
Mary Dwight Strauber: Thanks for telling me.


Estelle Porter: Oh, you can understand that, can't you, Mary?
Mary Dwight Strauber: I only understand that Betty was my sister, that Vanning killed her, and that you won't help me do anything about it.


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Dedicated to realism, Bette Davis left the set when the makeup department outfitted her with dainty bandages for the hospital scene following the physical attack on her character by mobsters. She drove to her own doctor and instructed him to bandage her as he would a badly beaten woman. Returning to the set, she declared, "You shoot me this way, or not at all!" They did.
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.
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."
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