Alias French Gertie


1h 15m 1930
Alias French Gertie

Brief Synopsis

A female thief poses as a maid to bilk her high-society employers.

Film Details

Genre
Crime
Adaptation
Classic Hollywood
Release Date
Apr 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Chatterbox by Bayard Veiller (c1948).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,416ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Marie, posing as a French maid, is about to enter her employer's safe when light-fingered Jimmy Hartigan surprises her and lifts the jewels. He is about to divide the spoils with her at gunpoint when the police arrive; and hiding Marie, he takes the rap. After his release from prison, he and Marie, now known as Gertie the Gun, form a partnership. In a grand apartment she cultivates society friends, including the elderly Mr. and Mrs. Matson, while Jimmy robs banks. At last she induces him to go straight and invest their savings in Mr. Matson's concern, but Jimmy is doublecrossed and determines to return to safecracking. He goes to her former employer's home to steal the jewels, but she wounds him. Kelcey, a detective tipped off by Marie, bids them to go free and reform.

Film Details

Genre
Crime
Adaptation
Classic Hollywood
Release Date
Apr 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Chatterbox by Bayard Veiller (c1948).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,416ft (7 reels)

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No production date for the play has been located.