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Midnight Mary (1933) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Lucien Hubbard.

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THE LEAP YEAR BLOGATHON: Wild Bill Wellman and Midnight Mary, 1933

on Feb 29, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Rebecca Deniston is hosting The Leap Year Blogathon at her site Taking Up Room. The contributions to this clever idea can be found HERE. "Most motion picture directors are a little screwy. I know that fliers are, and I have been both, so draw your own conclusions." - William Wellman Leap ... Read full article

The William Wellman Blogathon: Midnight Mary (1933)

By Kayla on Sep 12, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

The William Wellman Blogathon: Midnight Mary (1933) September 12, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante William Wellman directs Loretta Young and Franchot Tone in a scene from Midnight Mary. One of the tag lines in Midnight Mary’s trailer is, “I lure men… I can’t he... Read full article

Midnight Mary (1933)

By Franchot Tone Fan on Apr 27, 2015 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

I am a huge fan of Franchot Tone (obviously, ha!) and Loretta Young, so their 1933 film Midnight Mary is one of my favorites! The film is most definitely a Loretta Young vehicle and it takes a while before Franchot appears, but you will not be disappointed. Mary Martin (Loretta Young) has had a roug... Read full article

Midnight Mary (1933) (4)

By Angela on Nov 17, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

Life hasn’t been easy for Mary Martin (Loretta Young).? Her mother died when she was very young and as a teenager, she was sent to reform school for a crime she didn’t commit.? After getting out of reform school, she tries her hardest to find a job, but there aren’t any jobs to be ... Read full article

Midnight Mary (1933) (2)

By Lindsey on Mar 31, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

(Image: Doctor Macro) When we meet Mary Martin (Loretta Young), she is on trial for murder. The prosecutors think she deserves to be put on death row, and Mary’s sure the jury will think the same. As Mary waits for the jury to deliver their decision, she begins to reminisce on her life. Flashi... Read full article

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Leo Darcy: [to Mary] You can leave at any time, I won't go after you... but you'll always come back.

Mary Martin: Sometimes I think if I don't get away from you, I'll go out of my mind.
Leo Darcy: You'll never get away from me. You belong to me, remember?
Mary Martin: I've never belonged to you.

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Facts about

Franchot Tone and Una Merkel were the only leads in this film under contract with the production company, M-G-M. Loretta Young was loaned from Warner Bros, Ricardo Cortez from Paramount, and Andy Devine from Universal. Director William A. Wellman was also borrowed from Warner Bros.
The original working title "Lady of the Night" was changed after the Hayes Office objected (the title was thought to be obscene).
The original story treatment written by Anita Loos was titled "Nora: Girl Delinquent" and was based on a series of magazine articles allegedly written by a former gang moll and informant.
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