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Notorious But Nice

An innocent woman is accused of murdering her scoundrel husband.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Office clerk Jenny is about to marry heir Dick Hamilton, when Dick's guardian determines to prevent him from marrying beneath his station. His sordid scheme leads to the couple's split and reduces Jenny to a life of poverty and squalor. Starvation, marriage to a racketeer and a murder charge ensue for the hapless girl. Jenny's shocking courtroom revelations are a last ditch effort to save herself from the electric chair.

Directed by Richard Thorpe (Night Must Fall, Ivanhoe, Jailhouse Rock), this production was officially condemned by the Catholic Church. - Tom Weaver

Product Description:

A lover selflessly dumps her boy friend so that he will obey the wishes of his wealthy benefactor and marry someone more suitable. If he fails to marry an approved woman, his wealthy guardian will no longer pair for his support. Meanwhile, the heartbroken lover ends up marrying a creepy gambler. One day the gambler is shot and killed leaving the girl accused of the crime. Will her true love be able to save her from the death penalty'

Plot Keywords:

Crime | Gambling | Love | Melodrama | Romance | Romances

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Rating 3.5 Marian is Nice But Not Really Notorious!! Movie Lover: from BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU -- March, 8, 2014

Not notorious but very nice, pretty Marian
Marsh plays Jenny Jones who because of
a secret in her past is black listed from
finding employment after she loses her
job as an office clerk. She meets notorious
racketeer (J. Carroll Naish) who, at first,
is pretty nice as well, marries him and is
the gold star suspect when he is found
slumped over his desk. There is a trial etc...
before that she has endured all that a 1933
pre-code could fling at a girl - starvation,
unsuccessfully persuaded (by Betty Compson)
to try her hand at being a hostess before hitting
rock bottom and accepting a handout from
a "kindly" stranger who turns out to be a rat!!
Pretty Rochelle Hudson plays the snooty
Constance Martin who wants Jenny's nice boy
friend for herself and gets a big surprise at
the end.


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  • Sales Rank: 2,702
  • UPC: 089218635792
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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