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A Wicked Woman (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 December 1934 (USA)
Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family.... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Brabin

Writers:

Florence Ryerson (screen play), Zelda Sears (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mady Christians ... Naomi Trice
Jean Parker ... Rosanne
Charles Bickford ... Pat Naylor
Betty Furness ... Yancey
William Henry ... Curtis
Jackie Searl ... Curtis as a Child (as Jackie Searle)
Betty Jane Graham ... Yancey as a Child
Marilyn Harris ... Rosanne as a Child
Paul Harvey ... Ed Trice
Zelda Sears ... Gram Teague
Robert Taylor ... Bill Renton
Sterling Holloway ... Peter
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Neddie
DeWitt Jennings ... The Sheriff
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Storyline

Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family. When he struggles with Naomi, he is killed. Naomi dumps his body out in the swamp and keeps tells no one. She then moves to town and finds works. When the sheriff comes lookin' for Ed, she moves to Waldo and changes her last name. She starts sewing at home and eventually has her own shop called 'Naomi's'. She is tough on the kids, but loving, to make them strong as she promises herself that she will one day go back and stand trial for what happened to Ed. When the kids are of age, and all have good jobs, she finds that she has fallen in love with a newspaperman named Naylor. Circumstances then conspire to make her take that train ride back. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promessa de Mãe See more »

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Budget:

$378,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film for screenwriter and actress Zelda Sears. See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(uncredited)
Written by Wallis Willis
Partially played during the opening photo credits
Sung a cappella by Mady Christians after the murder
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A good film from MGM!!
17 March 2001 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

Another good film performance by that GREAT actor, Charles Bickford, and also by Mady Christians. In fact, it is the performance of Miss Christians that this film hinges on, as without her, it would be a very dull film. It is too bad that Miss Christians never had a chance to become a big star in America as she had been in Europe, as she is a very good actress!! This film has one of the first performances of Robert Taylor and he does a very good job, as does all the supporting players in this film. I enjoyed this film and think you will too, if you get to see it on television.


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