MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 629 this week

Guilty Hands (1931)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  22 August 1931 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 404 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 4 critic

A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 4565 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 241 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 85 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Guilty Hands" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Guilty Hands (1931)

Guilty Hands (1931) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Guilty Hands.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Forbidden (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy
Mandalay (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall
Divorce (1945)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham
Stars: Kay Francis, Walter Huston, Gloria Warren
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

It's the 1930s, the Depression era, and the Board of Directors of Thomas Dickson's bank want Dickson to merge with New York Trust and resign. He refuses. One night, Dickson's bank is robbed... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mary Stevens (Kay Francis) and her old friend Don Andrews (Lyle Talbot) find themselves graduating from medical school at the same time. They decide to set up their respective medical ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Kay Francis, Lyle Talbot, Glenda Farrell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Beaumont, Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Art student John Hayden interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death. He marries social climber Martha who taunts him for his ideals ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Kay Francis, Roland Young, Alan Dinehart
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Polly Moran ...
...
Forrester Harvey ...
Charles Crockett ...
Henry A. Barrows ...
Harvey Scott (as Henry Barrows)
Edit

Storyline

Richard Grant is a lawyer who believes that murder under certain circumstances is justifiable. Richard's daughter, Barbara, takes her dad to a dinner party hosted by Richard's old friend, wealthy playboy, Gordon Rich. Gordon tells Richard that he and Barbara plan to marry. Richard threatens Gordon's life if he marries Barbara. Richard is unaware that Barbara has no plans to marry Gordon, and she's in love with Tommy Osgood. Richard enraged of the thought of Barbara marrying Gordon goes into Gordon's room, undetected, and kills him...Has Richard committed the perfect crime? Written by Kelly

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mystery... chills... an ending that you'll never guess! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mãos Culpadas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Although Forrester Harvey is credited onscreen as Spencer Wilson, it is Charles Crockett's character who is referred to as "Mr. Wilson" at one point. Harvey's character name is never spoken in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Traditional music
Played by Kay Francis on harp and Charles Crockett on bass violin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lionel Barrymore almost commits the perfect murder...
21 August 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For the sake of his daughter (Madge Evans), who wants to marry a playboy cad (Alan Mobrary) old enough to be her father, Lionel Barrymore is the lawyer who thinks he can get away with the perfect crime by making it possible for her daughter to marry a wealthy young man (William Bakewell) rather than the unsuitable cad.

The tale is taut, told with bits of humor and suspense on a dark night full of lightning and thunder. The old dark house elements work well within the confines of the contrived plot which has a bit of irony in the final twist which comes in a very abrupt and unexpected ending.

Performances are what you'd expect from a melodramatic film made in '31, and Lionel Barrymore gets his usual chance to chew most of the scenery with some help from Kay Francis as a woman he decides to throw suspicion on. His plan backfires in the final scene.

Interesting, if contrived, it's satisfying enough as a mystery to keep the attention riveted throughout.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Racist over-dubbing... bettiegia
Some observations onegreendress
Discuss Guilty Hands (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page