Women Without Names (1940)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Release Date - Mar 15, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Paramount's "B" pictures of the early 1940s were generally more interesting than their star-studded "A"s, as witness Women without Names. Ellen Drew and Robert Paige star as newlyweds Joyce and Fred MacNeil, whose honeymoon comes to an abrupt and unsatisfying halt when Fred is accused of murder. Railroaded into prison through the efforts of politically ambitious assistant DA Marlin (John Miljan), Fred awaits his doom on Death Row, while Joyce works overtime on the outside to clear her husband's name. Fred fate rests in the hands of Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), the spiteful girl friend of Joyce's ex-husband, and the only person who knows the identity of the real murderer. Women without Names was based on a play by Ernest Booth.

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confession [criminal], execution, false-accusation, first-love, killing, murder, police, prison, reunion, witness