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

Say, you ought to be on the stage.

You think you're kidding?

Oh, I've had more people tell me...

...I'd make a great emotional...


Excuse me.

You know, I think

you've stumbled on something there.

- I'd give that a lot of thought if I were you.

- Why not?

Mary, you better begin thinking

about your career too.

You know, in these days,

a girl has gotta specialize.

Well, let me see,

I could be a lady barber...

...or I could be

a mayonnaise-dressing demonstrator.

That ought to be good.

Gee, honey...

...you've had an awful tough time.

Now, don't go get me feeling sorry

for myself, will you?

Think of my morale.

What's that?

I don't know.

But it's something you gotta keep up.

That's enough of that.


Sit down, boys, we gotta talk business.

Are you interested?

Go on, honey, relax.

You're gonna stay.

Sure, she's gonna stay.

Besides, it's raining outside.

- Oh, what have I got to lose?

- Now you're talking, baby.

You don't see any ribs sticking out here,

do you? And you're not going to.

He's a pretty smart boss, Mary.

Listen, I'm going a long way.

I got it all figured out, see?

And those that stick with me

won't have a thing to worry about.

- Good evening, sir.

- Good evening.

Good evening. Good evening.

Oh, oh.

Queenie, Queenie, be a good girl now.

Queenie, you little... Bad girl. Tsk-tsk.

Bad girl.

You know, this is becoming irksome.

- Hello, Churchill, how's the boy?

- Good evening, Mr. Ricci.

- Anybody home?

- No.

- We've all went to the opera.

- Oh.

Oh, how's Mama's

little bunch of sweetness?

Oh, I feel fine.

Not you, you big ape.

Come on.

- Hey, look what I got for you.

- What?


- How many?

- Six.

Oh, that's vulgar.

I never wear more than four.

Oh, that's all right. Suit yourself, kid.

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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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