WILD WEED
1949, 70 min, USA, Dir: Sam Newfield

Also released as SHE SHOULDA SAID NO, this exploitation quickie capitalizes on the notoriety of Lila Leeds, who’d been busted for marijuana possession with Robert Mitchum a year earlier. She stars as Anne Lester, a nightclub dancer introduced to the devil’s weed by a local drug dealer (Alan Baxter); after her life goes to pot, Anne agrees to help the local police captain (Lyle Talbot) shut him down.


LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT
1933, Warner Bros., 69 min, USA, Dir: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley

Barbara Stanwyck stars as Nan Taylor, a tough dame busted for bank robbery and sentenced to San Quentin. Barbara Stanwyck shares the screen with Lillian Roth, Preston Foster, and Lyle Talbot. The film features outstanding period music – a mixture of classic blues and jazz tunes. Ladies They Talk About is a 1933 pre-code women in prison film based upon a play by actress, writer, and real life San Quentin inmate, Dorothy Mackaye. "I'm not 'fraid of nobody in this jail. I'm doin' life and that's all I got."


Syndicate content