A chorus girl gets stranded in a small midwestern town. Read More »
Tag Archives: Jack La Rue
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) St. John Legh Clowes, Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers
John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she’s a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Read More »
Leave It to the Irish (1944) William Beaudine, James Dunn, Wanda McKay, Jack La Rue, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Private Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O’Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O’Brien (Arthur Loft) Read More »
The Bridge of Sighs (1936) Phil Rosen, Onslow Stevens, Dorothy Tree, Jack La Rue, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Assistant District Attorney Jeffery Powell has just sent an innocent man to prison for the murder of a gambler. Read More »
You Can’t Beat the Law / Prison Mutiny (1943) Phil Rosen, Edward Norris, Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Crime, Drama
Playboy Johnny Gray is framed and sent to prison after his stolen car is found at a holdup committed by Rico Read More »
A professional gambler masquerading as a businessman boards a train and sets off across the country. During the journey he meets a lovely, wealthy young woman. This drama follows what happens after she (also a gambler in disguise) persuades him to buy a financially sinking gambling ship. At first he is reluctant, but when he learns that his enemy is running the rival ship, he purchases the vessel in hopes of getting sweet revenge. But the rival isn’t so easily destroyed and he perpetrates a devastating tragedy on the gambler’s vessel. Fortunately, it all works out for the two secret gamblers and in the end, a romance blooms amongst the ashes.
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The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Stephen Roberts, Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Drama
Temple Drake is a Southern belle who leads men on with her sexuality but usually leaves them wanting. She’s loved by lawyer Stephen Benbow, whom she likes but doesn’t love. While out carousing with one of her beaux, she finds herself stranded with a gang of bootleggers, one of whom, Trigger, rapes her and makes her his sex slave. When another man is accused of a murder Trigger committed, Stephen defends him and sets out to find Trigger. But he isn’t prepared for whom he finds with Trigger, or what she’s become.
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