"Widows made while you wait ..."
I should be back with a review of The Widow from Chicago before the week is out. The above ad appeared in the St. Petersburg Independent, February 4, 1931.
It was interesting to watch how the local advertising for this title developed. Alice White is top-billed, so ads such as this one were appropriate:
That one above appeared in The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) in early February, but it wasn't too long before another gangster movie was released and the billing was flipped. Notice the little prompt by Robinson's name in this Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) ad from late March:
I'm sure I'll have a little more about that timing in my coming review of The Widow from Chicago.