The Woman Condemned

The Woman Condemned

Directed by Dorothy Davenport • 1934 • United States
Starring Claudia Dell, Lola Lane, Richard Hemingway

When a radio star (Lola Lane) is murdered, a mysterious young woman (Claudia Dell) is accused of the crime. Can a wisecracking reporter (Richard Hemingway), who finds himself captivated by the beautiful suspect, prove her innocence? This atmospherically tawdry, twist-filled procedural was the last film helmed by pioneering actor turned filmmaker Dorothy Davenport, one of the very few women to work as a director during the 1930s. She combines the mechanics of a straightforward thriller with the dizzying absurdity and sensationalism of early exploitation and B-movie genre films for a singular work of compellingly strange, almost surreal power.

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The Woman Condemned
  • The Woman Condemned

    Directed by Dorothy Davenport • 1934 • United States
    Starring Claudia Dell, Lola Lane, Richard Hemingway

    When a radio star (Lola Lane) is murdered, a mysterious young woman (Claudia Dell) is accused of the crime. Can a wisecracking reporter (Richard Hemingway), who finds himself captivated by th...