Bad Girl Overview:

Bad Girl (1931) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Frank Borzage .

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Stage Play written by Vina Delmar published in 1928 (novel); Oct 2, 1930 (play).

Academy Awards 1931/32 --- Ceremony Number 5 (source: AMPAS)

Best DirectorFrank BorzageWon
Best PictureFoxNominated
Best WritingEdwin BurkeWon

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Tension (1949): Richard Basehart Caught Between The Good and The Bad Girl

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 30, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Barry Sullivan has an absolute field day as a homicide cop, Lt. Collier Bonnabel, with very calculated methods of getting to the root of every crime. Whether it comes by pushing, cajoling, romancing, tricking, flattering — he’ll do whatever is necessary. What matters to him is to keep st... Read full article

Bad Girl (1931)

By John Grant on Mar 30, 2016 From Noirish

US / 90 minutes / bw / Fox Dir: Frank Borzage Scr: Edwin J. Burke Story: Bad Girl (1928) by Vi?a Delmar and Bad Girl (1930 play) by Vi?a Delmar and Brian Marlowe (i.e., Brian Marlow) Cine: Chester Lyons Cast: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, William Pawley, George Irving, Frank Darien, Louis... Read full article

Femme Noir: Bad Girls on Film

on Apr 15, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Did you wish you had an encyclopedia filled with biographies of all the excellent femme fatales who made their mark during the film noir period? ?Look no further than Karen Burroughs Hannsberry’s fabulous two-volume series Femme Noir: Bad Girls on Film. ?This 643 page compendium, split into tw... Read full article

The Mae Clarke Film Festival: "The Good Bad Girl" and "The Final Edition"

By David on Sep 3, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"Don't tell anyone, but my real name is Mary Klotz." Of all the actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, Mae Clarke (1910-1992) was certainly one of them. She played a variety of roles, including rather wooden reporter, rather wooden gangster's moll, rather wooden movie star, rather wo... Read full article

“You’re just a beautiful bad girl!”

on Jul 24, 2012 From True Classics

Letty Strong (Loretta Young) is a single mother, having given birth to her son, Mickey (Jackie Kelk), in the back room of a bookstore at the age of fifteen. She and her son were thereafter taken in by “Fuzzy” (Henry Travers), the owner of the store, who views the pair as his own. Letty h... Read full article

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Quotes from

Dorothy Haley: I gotta go upstairs now. You see, my mother's dead, and my brother's boss of the house. He gets sore when I stay out late. You know, he's careful for me. But as Edna says, you can't watch a girl hard enough to keep her good if she don't want to be.

Dorothy Haley: But as Edna says, nobody knows whether a person's good or bad but the person themselves. And they won't tell.

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Facts about

The man in front of the candy shop is played by Sally Eilers' brother Bud Eilers.
The original Broadway production of "Bad Girl" by Brian Marlow and ViƱa Delmar opened at the Hudson Theater on October 2, 1930 and ran for 85 performances. The cast were lead by Paul Kelly as Eddie, Sylvia Sidney as Dorothy and Charlotte Wynters as Edna, as well as Sascha Beaumont, Angela Jacobs, Grace Morse, William Pawley and Walter Vaughan.
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