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City Without Men (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 14 January 1943 (USA)
A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Budd Schulberg (original story), Martin Berkeley (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Darnell ... Nancy Johnson
Edgar Buchanan ... Judge Michael T. Mallory
Michael Duane ... Tom Adams
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Maria Barton
Glenda Farrell ... Billie LaRue
Leslie Brooks ... Gwen
Doris Dudley Doris Dudley ... Winnie
Margaret Hamilton ... Dora
Constance Worth ... Elsie
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mrs. Slade
Sheldon Leonard ... Monk LaRue
Joseph Crehan ... Father Burns
Oscar O'Shea ... Joseph Barton
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Senator Malloy
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A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

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WOMEN FIGHTING LIKE TIGRESSES...FOR A LOVE THE LAW WOULD DENY THEM! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Farm See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast in the New York City area Saturday 26 July 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2). In Los Angeles it was first telecast Sunday 13 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Female Ensemble cast
14 October 2006 | by catherine-71See all my reviews

I am rating this film with a 6 out of 10 on the basis that if i *could* have heard the dialogue, it would have been a very satisfying B-Movie. As it is, the Alpha Video DVD release has incredibly BAD sound quality, rendering much of the speech incomprehensible and thus muddying up both the plot and the emotional impact of the work. I am generally a promoter and fan of the Alpha releases of Poverty Row movies, but the condition of the sound is beneath what anyone should be made to endure. Anyway, on the premise that somewhere there's a better print, i think i would like to see it again. Margaret Hamilton is outstanding as a piano playing card cheat, Edgar Buchanan is unexpected as an alcoholic lawyer, and Sara Allgood is tragic as a woman who has lost her husband to the prison system and loves him still. The film really belongs to the women, but the men do a credible job, especially Sheldon Leonard as a tough-guy inmate.


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