Lady Gangster ("Florian Roberts," 1942)
While in prison, Dot Burton (Faye Emerson), the title gangster lady, receives a visit from her sister. Problem is, she has no sister. So she doesn't know who's meeting her as she walks into the visiting area.
That Jackie C. Gleason in the credits is indeed Jackie Gleason in an early role.
"Florian Roberts" is Robert Florey, a director who enjoyed one of the oddest careers in classical Hollywood cinema history. A French lover of cinema, he wound up in the States making such First American Film Avant-Garde classics as The Love of Zero, Skyscraper Symphony, and The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra before working the B units at several studios and winding up in television in the 1950s. Apparently he agreed with Hirschhorn on the quality of Lady Gangster thus occasioning the pseudonym. But is it really so much worse than the scads of intermittently arresting product he signed such as Registered Nurse (1934) or Daughter of Shanghai (1937)?
I saw Lady Gangster on the Suspense Classics 50 movie pack from my beloved Mill Creek Entertainment crammed onto one side of a disc with the remarkable Five Minutes to Live (aka Door-to-Door Maniac) and The Sphinx (1933) which I haven't seen. But you can watch Lady Gangster for free over at archive.org along with all sorts of public domain yummies.