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65 Ratings

Ladies They Talk About

United States, 1933
Crime, Drama, Romance


Gun moll Nan Taylor, caught after an otherwise successful bank robbery, falls for radio crusader David Slade and confides her guilt to him. Much to her surprise, he turns her in. As a “new fish” at San Quentin, Nan fits right in, but won’t see Slade, who still loves her.

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Ladies They Talk About Directed by Howard Bretherton, William Keighley

Critics reviews

The prisoner in charge of laundry, Mustard refuses to return Mrs. Arlington’s apparel until she gets the items promised to her—regrettably, bleaching cream and hair straightener. But the scene’s fascination owes to Mustard’s awareness that, incarcerated for life, no further penalties can be incurred (“I’m not afraid of nobody in this jail! I’m doin’ life and that’s all I got!”). As such, there’s no need for her to act subservient, and so she treats fellow cons and matrons as equals.
January 23, 2017
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