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The strange case of Madge Meredith


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This morning while doing my TODAY IN GINNY research, I was watching THE FALCON'S ADVENTURE with Tom Conway, Madge Meredith and Edward S. Brophy on my DVR. Since I didn't know Ms. Meredith, I looked her up.

 

Boy did I get a shock.

 

From IMDb:

 

On June 30, 1947, Madge Meredith was convicted and sentenced to prison for 5 years to life for complicity in an assault of her former manager, Nicholas D. Gianaclis, and his bodyguard, Verne V. Davis. Gianaclis and Davis testified that were beaten, kidnapped, and robbed by a group of men as they neared Meredith's home in the Hollywood Hills. In March 1951, the California Assembly Interim Committee on Crime and Corrections issued an official report concluding that Meredith had been framed. The case was handled sloppily in court and inconsistent allegations by the perpetrators were overlooked by police. In July 1951, Gov. Earl Warren commuted her sentence to time served and issued a statement of disgust at how her trial had been handled. Mr. Gianaclis was found to have set-up Miss Meredith to gain ownership of her home. Following her release from Tehachapi, prison, Meredith the court found for her receiving back ownership of her home from her accuser. Mr. Gianaclis, an immigrant from Greece, was denied U.S. citizenship by the Immigration Service.

 

Why didn't she write a book and why didn't Hollywood make a movie?

 

 

The photos are: Above-Meredith breaks down upon her release from Tehachapi Prison in 1951. The gentleman in the photo is reporter Harry Lang. Below-Madge Meredith in her ingenue days,

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