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Ladies of the Big House(1931)

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The first two reels of the viewed print were missing; supplementary plot information was taken from reviews. A news item in Hollywood Reporter on July 14, 1931 states that the film's starting date was set back to 10 August and that Louis Gasnier and Max Marcin were scheduled to co-direct, although apparently neither of them worked on the film. According to contemporary sources, author Ernest Booth wrote from behind bars, although sources disagree as to whether he was incarcerated at Folsom or San Quentin prison. Another version of Ernest Booth's play was released by Paramount in 1940 as Women Without Names (see below), directed by Robert Florey and starring Ellen Drew. Louise Beavers reprised her role as "Ivory."