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A Wicked Woman (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 December 1934 (USA)
Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family.... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Brabin

Writers:

Florence Ryerson (screen play), Zelda Sears (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Mady Christians ... Naomi Trice
Jean Parker ... Rosanne
Charles Bickford ... Pat Naylor
Betty Furness ... Yancey
William Henry ... Curtis
Jackie Searl ... Curtis as a Child (as Jackie Searle)
Betty Jane Graham ... Yancey as a Child
Marilyn Harris ... Rosanne as a Child
Paul Harvey ... Ed Trice
Zelda Sears ... Gram Teague
Robert Taylor ... Bill Renton
Sterling Holloway ... Peter
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Neddie
DeWitt Jennings ... The Sheriff
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Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family. When he struggles with Naomi, he is killed. Naomi dumps his body out in the swamp and keeps tells no one. She then moves to town and finds works. When the sheriff comes lookin' for Ed, she moves to Waldo and changes her last name. She starts sewing at home and eventually has her own shop called 'Naomi's'. She is tough on the kids, but loving, to make them strong as she promises herself that she will one day go back and stand trial for what happened to Ed. When the kids are of age, and all have good jobs, she finds that she has fallen in love with a newspaperman named Naylor. Circumstances then conspire to make her take that train ride back. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Romance

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This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to MGM of $181,000 ($3.5M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
(1851) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Partially played during the opening credits
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family sticks together in hard times
7 June 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Mady Christians, Jean parker, Betty Furness star in "Wicked Woman" from MGM. Christians is "Naomi", pregnant when her abusive husband Ed decides to leave with one of the sons. Naomi tries to rebuild her life on her own, but of course the sheriff comes looking for the husband, who never seems to be found. Naomi teaches the kids right from wrong, and makes a go of things. opens her own shop. Sterling Holloway is in here as a minor part. he frequently did the voice for winnie the pooh! and one of Robert Taylor's early roles. Charles Bickford is their guardian angel. It's pretty good. almost too sugary sweet.... mom is teaching all the kids right from wrong, at any cost. moves pretty slowly. takes a long time to get going. all's well that ends well.. hopefully. Directed by Charles Brabin... this was the last one he directed!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promessa de Mãe See more »

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Budget:

$378,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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