The Lady and the Mob (1939)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Release Date - May 31, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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How could anyone dislike a film with the title Lady and the Mob? Sweet Fay Bainter stars as eccentric dowager Hattie Leonard, who takes it upon herself to smash a dry-cleaning racket. When the crooks and the cops laugh at her efforts, the resourceful Hattie sets about to organize her own mob, consisting of such soft-hearted yeggs as Warren Hymer and Joe Sawyer. With the help of her Runyon-esque stooges-not to mention her grandson Jeff (Lee Bowman) and his sweetheart Lila (Ida Lupino)-Hattie manages to strike a blow for The American Way, bringing the villains to their knees. The supporting cast includes the ineffable Henry Armetta and versatile radio actor Tommy Mack, of "I'm not excited! WHO'S excited?" fame.

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bad-guy, good-guy, gangster, lady