The Girl in 419 (1933)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A large urban hospital provides the setting for this drama. The staff there has seen it all and this is reflected in their hard-bitten demeanor, their cynicism, and the cruel jokes they play. One of them, an excellent surgeon gains a new outlook on life after he gets involved with investigating the death of a mobster, fatally shot in his hotel suite during a card game. The police call him to the scene to look at the corpse. There he discovers a lipstick-stained cigarette butt. He begins to search for the woman who smoked it. Later that day, the woman, severely beaten, shows up in the hospital emergency room. The surgeon miraculously saves her, and then falls for her. As she lays healing, she is seen by a mobster who had come to pay his respects to the cop who killed two members of his rival gang. The mobster later sends one of his thugs to make sure that the woman stays eternally quiet. The thug's attempt to kill her is thwarted by a young intern who is wounded in the ensuing scuffle. The gangster then gets himself admitted into the hospital where he plans to kill the woman himself. This proves to be a fatal mistake as the vengeful intern "accidently" injects the gangster with a deadly poison and then claims that the mobster was D.O.A. The woman is now safe.

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ambulance, attack, big-city, card-dealer, cards, city, claim, damsel-in-distress, death, doctor/nurse, gangster, gigolo, girl, hospital, institution, intern [medical], love, motel, persecution, physical-abuse, plans, poison, prank, protection, recovery [health], recuperation, rival, search, shoot-out, surgery, victim, visit, woman, wound [injury]