Ladies They Talk About

Synopsis: Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Production: Warner Home Video
69 min

by the wave of crime that is raging unchecked in this city.

This very morning, three armed bandits

entirely scorned by the police

walked calmly into a bank and helped themselves

to money that you, and you, and you...

have toiled and sweated to save.

What has the district attorney done about this holdup?

Or the seven other bank robberies we've had

in the last four weeks?


He's been too busy telling the newspapers

what a great man he is.

I had a hunch Slade was gonna toss a few harpoons

into me tonight.

What do you care what he says about you?

There are a lot of people in this town

who listen to that bird.

They have radios and they have votes.

In eight consecutive bank robberies

we've had only one arrest.

A girl.

The district attorney is a fine fellow personally.

But as a prosecuting official he needs me and my meddling

much more than I need his personal friendship.

So I am going to continue to meddle, and meddle,

and meddle,

until something definite is done.

If David Slade was District Attorney, he'd do something.

I wish he was my son.

I wish he was my boyfriend.

Come in, Miss Taylor.

Shall I sit down or do they confess easier

standing up?

Miss Taylor, this is David Slade,

our perennial and persistent reformer.

He's a bit of a nuisance in this town but he's regular.

He wants to have a little talk with you.

I saw your picture in the paper this morning.

It interested me.

Don't I know you from somewhere?

Up in Benicia, wasn't it?

I must have a swell pan.

Everybody's remembering me these days.

But your name wasn't Taylor then.

It isn't now. I'm Mrs. Andrews.

It was Ellis. Nan Ellis.

I remember you distinctly now.

Your father was a deacon in the church up there.

And you were little Davy Slade.

And your father was the town drunkard.

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Brown Holmes

Brown Holmes (December 12, 1907, Toledo, Ohio – February 12, 1974, Los Angeles County, California) was an American screenwriter who worked for several major Hollywood studios in the 1930s and 1940s. Among his credits are several highly regarded prison films: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and Castle on the Hudson (1940). He also wrote or co-wrote two adaptations of Dashiell Hammett's 1930 detective novel The Maltese Falcon: The Maltese Falcon (1931) and Satan Met a Lady (1936). more…

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