The principal lady in Ladies of the Mob is jazz-baby Clara Bow. After her father is executed, Bow goes to heck in a handbasket, consorting with the riffiest raff of the underworld riff-raff. Upon falling in love with her partner in crime Richard Arlen, Bow vows to set him on the straight and narrow path (where did this plot twist come from?) To dissuade him from a life of crime, Bow shoots Arlen--whereupon he immediately reforms, as does she! Who cared in 1928 if Ladies of the Mob made any sense? It had Clara Bow, and that was enough.
by Hal Erickson synopsis