Female Fugitive (1938)

58 mins | Drama | 15 April 1938

Director:

William Nigh

Producer:

E. B. Derr

Cinematographer:

Arthur Martinelli

Editor:

Finn Ulback

Production Company:

Crescent Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
16 Apr 1938.
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Daily Variety
24 Apr 38
p. 3.
Film Daily
15 Apr 38
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Mar 38
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
7 Mar 38
p. 22.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Apr 38
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
18 Mar 38
p. 1.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Mar 38
p 39.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Apr 38
p. 45.
New York Times
11 Apr 38
p. 12.
Variety
13 Apr 38
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1938
Production Date:
2 March--week of 18 March 1938
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 April 1938
Copyright Number:
LP7987
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4158
SYNOPSIS

When Peggy Mallory discovers that her husband Jim is not a legitimate businessman, but is secretly the head of a hijacking ring, she decides to leave him. Because Jim has Peggy drive the getaway car when the police come to arrest his gang, she becomes a fugitive and goes with him to a mountain cabin to hide. As the wounded Jim sleeps, Peggy then slips away, after leaving a note saying that her love for him died when she discovered what he really was. While the police conduct a nation-wide search for Peggy, erroneously concluding that she has been a major part of the hijacking ring's criminal activities, she gets a job as a cook at the mountain retreat of renowned artist Bruce Dunning. After a short time, Bruce and Peggy fall in love, and Bruce breaks his engagement to Claire Bannister. Jim, meanwhile, searches for his wife after killing a man named Mort and disguising the body so that it would appear to be Jim's. When a portrait of Peggy painted by Bruce is reproduced on the cover of a national magazine, Peggy fears that the police and Jim will discover where she has been hiding. She confesses everything to Bruce, who promises to help her. Soon Jim arrives at Bruce's cabin and threatens him, but G-man Roberts arrives just in time to kill Jim before Jim kills Bruce. Because Roberts' pal had been killed by Jim's gang, Roberts wants to arrest Peggy, but when he finds Peggy's note in Jim's pocket, Roberts realizes that Peggy is innocent. Finally, Peggy and Bruce are free to start a new life ... +


When Peggy Mallory discovers that her husband Jim is not a legitimate businessman, but is secretly the head of a hijacking ring, she decides to leave him. Because Jim has Peggy drive the getaway car when the police come to arrest his gang, she becomes a fugitive and goes with him to a mountain cabin to hide. As the wounded Jim sleeps, Peggy then slips away, after leaving a note saying that her love for him died when she discovered what he really was. While the police conduct a nation-wide search for Peggy, erroneously concluding that she has been a major part of the hijacking ring's criminal activities, she gets a job as a cook at the mountain retreat of renowned artist Bruce Dunning. After a short time, Bruce and Peggy fall in love, and Bruce breaks his engagement to Claire Bannister. Jim, meanwhile, searches for his wife after killing a man named Mort and disguising the body so that it would appear to be Jim's. When a portrait of Peggy painted by Bruce is reproduced on the cover of a national magazine, Peggy fears that the police and Jim will discover where she has been hiding. She confesses everything to Bruce, who promises to help her. Soon Jim arrives at Bruce's cabin and threatens him, but G-man Roberts arrives just in time to kill Jim before Jim kills Bruce. Because Roberts' pal had been killed by Jim's gang, Roberts wants to arrest Peggy, but when he finds Peggy's note in Jim's pocket, Roberts realizes that Peggy is innocent. Finally, Peggy and Bruce are free to start a new life together. +

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