didn’t watch this one as closely as i should have. the ending, though, is pretty shocking stuff. it involves a mother who is strung out on drugs jumping out of a 4th story window in order to save her kidnapped son. and this film was released in 1932. these forbidden hollywood pictures make me wonder where we would have been today had it not been for the hays code. on the one hand many of the greatest films ever were done under the restrictions of the code. on the other hand maybe it would have been good to get the crazy stuff out of our system earlier? i dunno. while the film never really grabbed me the dark ending was intriguing and i’d watch it again. marvin leroy was an early noir influence, at least tonally speaking.