Monday, 19 March 2012

Ladies they talk about (1933)


Don't you just love Pre-code Stanwyck? or any period of cinematic history for that matter. I stumbled across Ladies They Talk About a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with Stanwyck's character Nan Taylor. She is a down right naughty bank bandit, who takes the rap for a robbery that goes wrong.  She lands herself in jail and it's not until preaching reformer David Slade, takes a fancy to her and gets her out of her predicament.  However, she confides in David saying she was part of the bank scheme, believing that he will love her warts and all but he is not happy to hear it. So before he can rat on her she confesses and is convicted and sent to prison. Rather that than be with that sappy guy! or so she thinks. This was later remade as Lady Gangster (1942) if anyone has seen it let me know what it's like?





David and Nan, match made in heaven.


Nan knows the perfect garb to wear for jail. 




Not exactly a friendly lot, luckily she makes pal's with Linda (the lovely gal below, err how darling is their prison garb?). 




Unfortunately for Nan, Sister Susie takes a rather strong dislike to Nan, as Susie has a penchant for David Slade and his holy ways and cannot possibly understand why he would fall for such a crooked girl as Nan. 






thoroughly recommend this film, just so you can find out why Babs looks so peeved in this shot. 

All screenshots made by me, and I totally made my first gif, genius or what?!


15 comments:

  1. I need to watch it now, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    1. Its available to watch on youtube! xxxx

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    1. I know oh my favourite is the lace detail one in prison! xxx

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  3. Oooh I love pre-code Stanwyck--just watched The Purchase Price last week. Haven't seen this film yet, though. The only pre-code women's prison movie I've seen so far is Hold Your Man with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, which I enjoyed.

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    1. Oh I haven't seen that, looks good. And love the sound of Hold Your Man! xx

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  4. sounds like a great film. I havent really heard of this genre of film before but I will have to check it out.

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    1. I definitely recommend just for Stanwyck alone, plus the pretty clothes are always a plus ;)

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  5. I have to say well done! with the screen shoots and the gif! everything looks lovely :)

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    1. Thank you, your posts are always so fun to look at! xx

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  6. Wow, what beautiful outfits!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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