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Alias Mary Smith (1932)

A young woman trying to obtain proof that a gangster committed a murder is befriended by a playboy who drinks just a bit too much.

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E. Mason Hopper

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (story) (as Edward T. Lowe), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (dialogue) (as Edward T. Lowe)
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Complete credited cast:
Blanche Mehaffey ... Joan (as Blanche Mahaffey)
John Darrow ... Buddy
Raymond Hatton ... Scoop
Edmund Breese ... Father
Myrtle Stedman ... Mother
Gwen Lee ... Blossom
Henry B. Walthall ... Attwell
Alec B. Francis ... Lawyer
Matthew Betz ... Snowey
Jack Grey Jack Grey ... Kearney
Harry Strang ... Yeager
Ben Hall Ben Hall ... Jake
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A young woman trying to obtain proof that a gangster committed a murder is befriended by a playboy who drinks just a bit too much.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1932 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Romance on the Wrong Side of the Tracks
25 January 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Poor, pretty Blanche Mehaffey (as Joan "Mary Smith" Wentworth) loses her purse to a street snatcher; but, a tipsy passing playboy, John Darrow (as Robert "Buddy" Hayes), manages to retrieve the handbag. After Mr. Darrow walks Ms. Mehaffey home, he tries to collect a kiss, and more, as a reward. But, the standoffish Mehaffey smacks him. She is seeing snarling gangster Matthew Betz (as "Snowy" Hoagland). Mehaffey's associations with the criminal set make her a prime suspect in the murder of the man whose testimony sent her brother to the electric chair - but, Darrow thinks Mehaffey is innocent...

Newspaper headlines seem to proclaim the victim's death before the body of "Marco Hahn" even stiffens. Having the cat "Midnight" draw attention to the body was a purrfect touch. Mr. Betz' gangster rap, and Raymond Hatton (as Scoop)'s reporter are mildly amusing. Co-stars Mehaffey and Darrow are a boring romantic couple. Veterans like Henry B. Walthall (as Atwell) always manage to look good and professional, albeit in a lackluster and low-budget production.

*** Alias Mary Smith (1932) E. Mason Hopper ~ Blanche Mehaffey, John Darrow, Henry B. Walthall


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