Frisco Jenny

Rated NR 70 minutes 1933

Orphaned and pregnant after the 1906 earthquake, Jenny (Ruth Chatterton) tries to survive in the ruins of San Francisco. After the baby is born, she meets a crooked lawyer named Steve (Louis Calhern), who introduces her to the underworld. She is jailed for one of Steve's crimes, and her son is sent to a foster home. Emerging from prison, Jenny becomes the madam at a large brothel and builds a powerful crime syndicate, while her son, Dan (Donald Cook), rises to become the district attorney.

Film Credits

Director: William Wellman

Cast: Ruth Chatterton, Donald Cook, James Murray, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, Hallam Cooley, Pat O'Malley, Harold Huber and J. Carrol Naish

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