Midnight Mary

Synopsis: A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): William A. Wellman
Production: MGM
74 min

until further notice.


Well, I almost made it, didn't I?

Isn't it funny?

Isn't it funny?


Oh, my, she's fainted.

Poor thing fainted.

Get some water for her.

She's probably hungry.

Mary. Well, welcome, stranger.

Oh, well, you little son of a...

Oh, how are you?

- Say, where you been all this time, kid?

- I've been in Florida on my yacht.

Meet Mr. Nessel and Mr. Boopsgrapple,

a couple of millionaire playboys.

Pleased to make your acquaintance.


How are you?

Of course, you remember the professor.


I'm glad to see you.

You know that, don't you?

- Angelo, bring her hot food and coffee.

You betcha.

Sit down, sugar, and take it easy.

- I hope I didn't bust in on a party.

- It wasn't a party without you, honey.

I've been worried about you.

Why didn't you never call me up

or something?

- Ain't you gonna finish your dinner?

- You better go on home.

Oh, gee.

I said you better go on home, didn't I?

I'll give you a ring sometime. Maybe.

For a smart girl, Mary,

you can be awful dumb.

She's been looking for a job.

Can you imagine that?

Well, Mary wants to be a nice,

good, respectable little girl...

...but the main thing now

is to get something to eat and drink...

...and a place to sleep, huh?


Say, baby,

you've gotten kind of thin lately.

The last couple of days,

I've been on a very strict diet.

Well, we'll take good care of you.

Here you are, try some of this.

- Ain't you gonna have any?

- No, I never use it, you know that.

I gotta know what's going on around here

all the time.

Well, here's to a happy family.

Go on, take off that hat.

You're gonna stay.

Am I? I don't know.

I suppose you'd rather go back tramping

the streets in the cold and the rain.

Getting doors slammed in your face.

Nothing to eat.

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Anita Loos

Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She wrote film scripts from 1912, and became arguably the first-ever staff scriptwriter, when D.W. Griffith put her on the payroll at Triangle Film Corporation. She went on to write many of the Douglas Fairbanks films, as well as the stage adaptation of Colette’s Gigi. more…

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