Hollywood goes gangster


When Anna Sage, the Romanian prostitute who became known as the Woman in Red, phoned police about Dillinger's whereabouts on the afternoon of July 22, 1934, she named two Chicago movie houses where they might be seeing a film: the Marbro or the Biograph. She needn't have hedged. The Marbro, which was halfway across town from Dillinger, was showing a Shirley Temple film, Little Miss Marker. But the air-conditioned Biograph was showing what passed for a gangster film in 1934, MGM's Manhattan Melodrama.

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