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Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)

Director:

James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

Writers:

Horace McCoy (screenplay), William R. Lipman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Bellamy ... FBI Agent Scott Langham
Blanche Yurka ... Ma Webster
J. Carrol Naish ... George Frost
Jeanne Cagney ... Ethel Webster (as Jean Cagney)
William Henry ... Bert Webster
Richard Denning ... Charlie Webster
Paul Kelly ... Tom Webster
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Emily Sturgis
James Seay ... Eddie Webster
Jack Carson ... FBI Agent Ross Waring
Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Reier
John Miljan ... Pan
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Edmonds - Bank Manager
Tommy Conley Tommy Conley ... Billy Webster
Charles R. Moore ... Cocktail Party Butler (as Charles Moore)
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Mother of a devil's brood!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La emperatriz del hampa See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Version of Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) See more »

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Satisfying Crime Picture
30 May 2014 | by MaliejandraSee all my reviews

Queen of the Mob is a fast-paced crime drama. It is set at Christmastime, so I suppose it could be watched at that time of year, although it would be an unusual kind of movie to screen then. Blanche Yurka is quite good as Ma Webster, a character based on real-life criminal Ma Barker. She is alternately tough and frail, depending on who she is trying to manipulate at the time. The film is action-packed and shows how the group cleverly pulled off their big heists and then laid low to avoid being caught. Of course, since this film was made after the code was reinstated which required that criminals be punished and not glorified, things don't end so neatly.


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