Marked Woman


(out of 5)

“I’ll get you! Even if I have to come back from the grave to do it!”  screams at the man responsible for her innocent sister’s death. She plays the hostess of a gangster-owned club who is being pressured by a stalwart prosecutor (a lively ) to testify against her crooked boss and avenge her sister’s demise, not to mention the punishment she suffered on her face (which is what the title refers to) for talking to the cops. It’s nothing far and above the average soap-opera that Davis was making at Warners at the time, but it’s got a gritty story and her performance is the great stuff that her career was made of.

First National Pictures

USA, 1937

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Screenplay by ,

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Music by ,

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