The Lawless Woman (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Former silent star Vera Reynolds plays the title role in this low-budget thriller from Poverty Row studio Chesterfield. She is June Page, a showgirl accused of killing Honest Ed Baker, her gangster sugar daddy. Although she refuses to grant him an interview, June does allow cub reporter Allan Perry (Carroll Nye) to hide from the gangsters in her apartment. The crime boss, Poker Wilson (Wheeler Oakman), walks in on this pleasant little scene and invites Perry "for a ride," but June manages to slip a gun into the reporter's coat pocket. Making his getaway, Perry returns to June's apartment with police detective Paddy Reardon (Thomas Jackson) in tow and June confesses to having killed Baker in self-defense. Wilson bites the dust in the ensuing shootout, and Reardon gives his blessings to June and Perry.

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killing, investigation, journalism, love, murder, reporter, romance