A meek middle-aged spinster, down-trodden by her two older sisters at home, makes a sentimental visit to the big city to see the boxer son of her long dead childhood beau.
There she finds him falling victim to the fight rackets, and is herself caught in the crossfire between rival gangsters, who mistakenly believe that she is the eponymous head of the notorious Ma Parker gang.
Teaming up with a sports reporter juggling his work and his love life, she employs her own unique blend of naive innocence and no-nonsense realism to see that everybody gets their just deserts, herself included.
Summary written by David Kelsey, imdb.com
Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
story "Aunt Emma Paints the Town"
Cast (in credits order)
Zasu Pitts ....Aunt Emma Bates
Roger Pryor....Terry Connors, Globe-Register Reporter
Warren Hymer ....Joe, Hammond Goon
Douglas Fowley....Gus Hammond
Gwen Kenyon ....Maris, Terry's Girl
Elizabeth Russell ....Zelda Lafontaine
Tristram Coffin....Flower Henderson, Savoy Owner
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ....Mickey O'Banion
Stanley Blystone ....Det. Lt. Miller
Dick Elliott....Evans, Globe- Register Editor
Eleanor Counts ....Anita, Emma's Sister
Jack Mulhall ....Jake, Mickey's Trainer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lester Dorr ....Duke, Hammond Goon
Irving Mitchell....Rex Crenshaw
Wheeler Oakman....Blackie Hale, Henderson's Trigerman
Gene O'Donnell ....Steve, Henderson Goon
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Producer: Lindsley Parsons
Production Company: Monogram Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w