Played By: Ida Lupino
Movie: They Drive By Night (1940)
Lana Carlson is notable because she doesn't plot her wealthy businessman-husband's murder simply for the money. She does it to start a genuine relationship with the younger stud, Joe (played by George Raft), whom she falls for, despite the fact that he's dating another girl. The problem is, however, Joe accepts the benefits of Lana's husband's murder, but still plans to marry his current girlfriend anyway. Naturally, a hysterical Lana pins the murder on him out of revenge. Would've been profitable to keep the crazy in this case, bro.