1939 - 62 min. - Directed by Kurt Neumann
Scripted by Laura and S.J. Perelman. Story by Robert
Ray. Cast: Lloyd Nolan, Gladys Swarthout, Ernest Truex,
Broderick Crawford, John Hartley, William Frawley, Antonio
Moreno, Polly Moran, Wade Boteler, George Melford, Eddie
Acuff, Clem Bevans, Ethel Clayton, Rufe Davis, Richard
Denning, Jane Dewey, Robert Greig, Raymond Hatton, Max
Hoffman Jr., Robert Homans, Olin Howlin, Billy Lee, Bobby
McKim, James Pierce, Sonny Tufts, Guy Usher, Virginia
Vale, Monte Vandergrift, Bryant Washburn, Charles Williams,
and Clarence Wilson.
The non-singing role was Gladys' last film and her vocal
efforts were confined to a few well placed screams in
this cops and robbers story. After pulling off a
bank robbery, a clever gang of thieves secretes themselves
away in a rural hideout. When Jane Hartman (Swarthout),
the sister of one of the crooks arrives unexpectedly things
get complicated. In order to keep her brother and
herself alive, Jane coerces a truck driver named Tony
Andrews (Lloyd Nolan) into helping the fugitives escape.
Of note is the excellant performance of Ernest Truex,
usually cast in the more mild mannered roles, as the "brains"
of this nest of thieves.