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The Lady and the Mob (1939)

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66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.' She sends to New York City for a reformed ...See moreSociety-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.' She sends to New York City for a reformed gangster she had befriended, Frankie O'Fallon, and he hires the manpower needed from the usual Columbia hoods. Her gang hi-jacks the racketeers, recovers the merchant's money and returns it to them. Lila Thorne, engaged to Hattie' son, Fred, throws in with her future mother-in-law when she sees the old lady is fighting for the American principle of freedom of choice...and action. Lila frames the gang-leader, George Watson, and Hattie's big-city vigilantes kidnap him, and extract the information that the town-mayor, Johnny "J.J." Jones, is the brains behind the protection-gang and is getting the big cut of the money. But Hattie still has to rob a bank before she can secure the evidence needed to convict the mayor. All in a day's work for a crusading society dame. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)
Writers
Richard Maibaum (screen play) | Gertrude Purcell (screen play) | George Bradshaw (story) | Price Day (story)
Cinematographer
John Stumar (photography)
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Updated Apr 3, 1939

Release date
Apr 3, 1939 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Fay Bainter
Hattie Leonard Hattie Leonard   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Lila Thorne Lila Thorne   See fewer
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Lee Bowman
Fred Leonard Fred Leonard   See fewer
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Henry Armetta
Zambrogio Zambrogio   See fewer
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Warren Hymer
Frankie O'Fallon Frankie O'Fallon   See fewer
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Harold Huber
Harry the Lug Harry the Lug   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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Joe Sawyer
Blinky Mack (as Joseph Sawyer) Blinky Mack (as Joseph Sawyer)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Brains Logan Brains Logan   See fewer
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Joe Caits
Bert the Beetle (as Joseph Caits) Bert the Beetle (as Joseph Caits)   See fewer
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Jim Toney
Big Time Tim Big Time Tim   See fewer
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Tommy Mack
The Canary The Canary   See fewer
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Brandon Tynan
Mayor Jones Mayor Jones   See fewer
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George Meeker
George Watson George Watson   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Flanagan - Bank Guard (uncredited) Flanagan - Bank Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Brewster - Hattie's Butler (uncredited) Brewster - Hattie's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheldon Jett
Dry Cleaner (uncredited) Dry Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat McKee
Bouncer at Black Kitten Cafe (uncredited) Bouncer at Black Kitten Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Mrs. Angela Zambrogio (uncredited) Mrs. Angela Zambrogio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Policeman Riley (uncredited) Policeman Riley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Rice
Extra as Dry Cleaner (uncredited) Extra as Dry Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Roadman
Jail Matron (uncredited) Jail Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Henchman Collecting Payment (uncredited) Henchman Collecting Payment (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman in Bank (uncredited) Policeman in Bank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julius Tannen
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Watson's Henchman (uncredited) Watson's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 167 votes