Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
According to screenwriter Hildegarde Stadie, the main character of Burma Roberts was inspired by a real woman, Burma White, about whom little is known. This appears to be the same case that was dramatized in an episode ('Burma White Case') of the radio program 'Calling All Cars' that was broadcast December 6, 1933.
There's no honeymooning until after we're married!
The music heard in the opening scenes at the bar includes several trumpet/horn notes, but no musicians playing those instruments are seen among the band members. A cellist and a pianist are both seen (the pianist's hands are seen in close-up, which may be stock footage from another film), but neither instrument is heard on the soundtrack.
Research with the help of Federal, State and Police Narcotic Officials
When the film was released in Chicago, several cuts were ordered. They included: