Woman Against the World (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent-film leading man Ralph Forbes is given another shot at a starring role in the low-budget talkie Woman Against the World. Forbes plays kindly attorney Larry Steele, who champions the cause of distraught young mother Anna Masters (Alice Moore). When her baby is snatched away from her by her domineering aunt (Ethel Reese-Burns), Anna accidentally kills the old lady and is carted off to jail. While behind bars, Anna secures the services of a seedy detective agency to locate her missing child, leading to even more trouble for the beleagured heroine. Having been absent from the proceedings for several reels, lawyer Steele endeavors to see that justice is done in the climactic footage. Woman Against the World was written by Edgar Edwards, who shows up briefly on screen as Anna Masters' ill-fated husband.

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child, accident, aunt, custody, family-member, investigator, kidnapping, killing, pardon, prison, private-detective, rescue, search, toddlers, widow/widower