Widow from Chicago

The Widow from Chicago

Director: Edward F. Cline, Edward G. Robinson, Alice White, Neil Hamilton

Cast: Edward F. Cline, Edward G. Robinson, Alice White, Neil Hamilton

     
 
The Widow from Chicago is Polly Henderson (Alice White) -- only she isn't really a widow and in fact has never been married. It's like this: Polly's police-detective brother Jimmy (Harold Goodwin), hoping to get the goods on the criminal gang run by vice lord Dominic (Edward G. Robinson), impersonates Chicago gangster Swifty Dorgan (Neil Hamilton), who is

Overview

The Widow from Chicago is Polly Henderson (Alice White) -- only she isn't really a widow and in fact has never been married. It's like this: Polly's police-detective brother Jimmy (Harold Goodwin), hoping to get the goods on the criminal gang run by vice lord Dominic (Edward G. Robinson), impersonates Chicago gangster Swifty Dorgan (Neil Hamilton), who is missing and presumed dead. While posing as Swifty, Jimmy is gunned down by a rival gang, right before Polly's eyes. Hoping to exact revenge, Polly pretends to be Swifty's widow and in this guise lands a job at Dominic's nightclub. And then -- get ready for the BIG SURPRISE! -- the real Swifty Dorgan shows up. Only the energetic performance by Edward G. Robinson makes this Byzantine-plotted crime yarn worth sitting through.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2016
UPC:
0888574422240
Original Release:
1930
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:02:00
Sales rank:
12,453

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Dominic
Alice White Polly Henderson
Neil Hamilton Swifty Dorgan
Frank McHugh Slug O'Donnell
Lee Shumway Cris Johnston
Brooks Benedict Mullins
Betty Francisco Helen
Harold Goodwin Jimmy Henderson
Allen Cavan Sgt. Dunn
Dorothy Matthew Cora
Anne Cornwall Mazie
E.H. Calvert Capt. Davis
Mike Donlin Desk Man
Mary Foy Neighbor Woman
John Elliott Detective T. Finnegan
Robert E. Homans Patrolman
Al Hill Johnston's Henchman

Technical Credits
Edward F. Cline Director
Earl W. Baldwin Screenwriter
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Edward Schroeder Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Widow from Chicago
1. Chapter 1 [:59]
2. Chapter 2 [:11]
3. Chapter 3 [1:34]
4. Chapter 4 [2:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:33]
6. Chapter 6 [3:33]
7. Chapter 7 [3:24]
8. Chapter 8 [1:46]
9. Chapter 9 [2:47]
10. Chapter 10 [3:26]
11. Chapter 11 [2:39]
12. Chapter 12 [3:52]
13. Chapter 13 [2:50]
14. Chapter 14 [3:53]
15. Chapter 15 [3:23]
16. Chapter 16 [3:05]
17. Chapter 17 [3:53]
18. Chapter 18 [3:44]
19. Chapter 19 [2:59]
20. Chapter 20 [4:08]
21. Chapter 21 [3:44]
22. Chapter 22 [1:48]
23. Chapter 23 [:08]
24. Chapter 24 [:01]

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