Gallant Lady (May 29, 1942)
Released on May 29, 1942: (running time 67 minutes) A female doctor falsely accused of a mercy killing escapes from prison and goes on the run.
Directed by William Beaudine
Written by Octavious Roy Cohen and Arthur St. Claire
The Actors: Rose Hobart (Doctor Rosemary Walsh), Sidney Blackmer (Doctor Steve Carey), Claire Rochelle (Nellie), Lynn Starr (Linda Carey), Jane Novak (Lucy Walker), Vince Barnett (Baldy O'Shea), Jack Baxley (Sheriff Jim Verner), Crane Whitley (Deputy Pete Saunders), John Ince (Judge Stevens), Frank Brownlee (Luke Walker), Richard Clarke (Nick Morelli), Spec O'Donnell (Ben Walker), Inez Cole (Jane), Pat McKee (Jed Hicks), Ruby Dandridge (Sarah), Henry Hastings (Genesis)
Just Do The Right Thing
Right and wrong are not always as clear cut concepts as we sometimes see in the movies - many movies are clearly black and white, right and wrong, with no option for any other choice. In this movie the line between right and wrong move all over the place, and many of the characters make choices that will divide the viewing audience.
Some will say that the characters did the right thing and some will say that they 'done wrong.' The choices we make in life . . . . no one should judge us as we do what our conscience tells us is the right thing to do - if you do something that I could not see myself doing I have no right to condemn you because only you are walking in your shoes and only you can know what is right and wrong for you.What is 'right' in once circumstance may be 'wrong' for another person on their journey.
As the movie opens we watch a cat fight between two female prisoners, and a third gal jumps into the fight . . . what a way to start a movie . . . three beautiful ladies fighting like men. We discover that two of the gals are staging the fight to help them pull of a prison break, and the third gal is a lady doctor falsely accused of committing a mercy killing who only has a couple of weeks left on her jail term.
During the fight the lady doctor gets handcuffed to one of the ladies planning to escape, and when they do escape our lady doctor must escape with them because she is handcuffed to one of the gals. Now, when she gets free from the handcuffs, should she turn herself in and take her medicine for escaping, or should she run away and try to start a new life?
When the kindly country doctor discovers her and knows who she is, should he turn her in or try to hide her?
When the Sheriff discovers that the town doctor is harboring an escaped prisoner should he arrest the doctor and capture the escaped lady doctor?
When the deputy discovers that the gal is an escaped prisoner and tries to arrest her should the country doctor allow it or punch the deputy in the nose and help her escape again?
Should the deputy arrest the doctor for punching a lawman? Should the escaped prisoner lady doctor go on the run again or turn herself in?
When the lady doctor gets mixed up in a bank robbery should she fix up the robber who was shot getting away? When the country doctor goes to trial for assault and harboring a criminal, should the escaped lady doctor go to his aid or keep on the run? The one thing that you should do is pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.
Claire Rochelle and Rose Hobart
Claire Rochelle as Nellie
Crane Whitley and Sidney Blackmer
Henry Hastings, Riby Dandridge and Sidney Blackmer
Inez Cole and CLaire Rochelle
Inez Cole as convict Jane
Jack Baxley and Sidney Blackmer
Jack Baxley as Sheriff Jim Verner
John Ince, as Judge Stevens, signs the arrest warrants
John Ince as Judge Stevens, on the bench
Lynn Starr and Sidney Blackmer
Lynn Starr and Jack Baxley
Lynn Starr as little sister Linda Carey
Richard Clarke, Vince Barnett, Claire Rochelle and Rose Hobart
Richard Clarke takes the handcuffs off of Rose Hobart
Roxe Hobart, Claire Rochelle and Richard Clarke
Rose Hobart and Jane Novak and Sidney Blackmer
Rose Hobart and Jane Novak
Rose Hobart, Richard Clarke and Claire Rochelle
Rose Hobart and Ruby Dandridge
Rose Hobart and Sidney Blackmer
Rose Hobart and Sidney Blackmer work in the lab
Rose Hobart meets Sidney Blackmer
Rose Hobart as escaped prisoner Rosemary Walsh
Rose Hobart on the porch swing
Ruby Dandridge on the witness stand
Sidney Blackmer about to be arrested
Sidney Blackmer and Jack Baxley
Sidney Blackmer and Lynn Starr
Sidney Blackmer as Doctor Steve Carey
Sidney Blackmer in Gallant Lady
Spec O'Donnell in bed with a broken leg
Vince Barnett, Rose Hobart and Richard Clarke