City Without Men (1943)

STARRING:
Edgar Buchanan, Linda Darnell, Michael Duane
DIRECTED BY:
Sidney Salkow
GENRE:
Crime
Featuring strong female characters portrayed by noir mainstays Linda Darnell, Leslie Brooks, Constance Worth, and Rosemary DeCamp, City Without Men is an enthralling melodrama about four fiery women who congregate at a boarding house adjacent to the prison in which their men are incarcerated. With a score by the famed composer David Raksin, this witty and violent Poverty Row film also features a notable turn from The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton. (BW)