7.0/10
23
3 user 2 critic

The Lawyer's Secret (1931)

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ex-Bad Boy (1931)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A man gets in trouble with his girlfriend when a beautiful movie star and her fiance come to his small town.

Director: Vin Moore
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Jean Arthur, Jason Robards Sr.
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.

Director: J. Walter Ruben
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Most Precious Thing in Life is a 1934 American film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, and Mary Forbes. The film tells a ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer
Stars: Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a rich young man marries, he lets the books and letters left him by his dead mother guide his life.

Director: Vin Moore
Stars: Betty Compson, Elliott Nugent, Jean Arthur
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason
Whirlpool (1934)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Non-citizen Arthur marries reporter Murphy for a bogus gangster's confession. A divorce is needed, and Murphy is fired. The gangster wants her to be his girlfriend, the police are outside, and only one who can save her is Murphy.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Jean Arthur, George Murphy, Douglass Dumbrille
Party Wire (1935)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Jean Arthur, Victor Jory, Helen Lowell
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back...

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Get That Venus is a 1933 American comedy film directed by Arthur Varney and starring Ernest Truex, Jean Arthur and Harry Davenport.

Director: Arthur Varney
Stars: Ernest Truex, Jean Arthur, Harry Davenport
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Drake Norris
...
Laurie Roberts (as Charles Rogers)
...
Joe Hart
...
Kay Roberts
...
Beatrice Stevens
...
The Weasel
...
'Madame X'
...
Red
Lawrence LaMarr ...
Tom
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Advogado  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting story weighed down by age
30 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my unhealthy quest to view every available Fay Wray film, I picked this one up on the same DVD with "The Sea God" - a kind of Fay Wray/Richard Arlen double feature. "The Sea God" proved to be the better film as "The Lawyer's Secret" was weighed down by excessive staginess and lack of action.

The story is of a lawyer choosing between protecting his client (his fiancé's brother) or saving an innocent man from hanging. This could have been a compelling script with different actors and more innovative direction. Fay Wray is just fine as the fiancé of the lawyer but is given little to do other than look worried. She's still quite a dish, but she never leaves her house until the final scene of the film. It doesn't help that her fiancé is twice her age (Brook born in 1887, Fay in 1907) and looks it.

There were a couple of decent images in the film, with the jail house scene at the tops of the list. Arlen (the wrongly accused man) is informed that the Governor will not intervene and he is then moved to death row. This is a fairly powerful image, that would have been better played almost silent. Although pretty good in most of the film, Arlen nearly ruins this moment with some misplaced "acting".

Overall, I'm glad I saw the film, but probably won't be popping it into the DVD player again anytime soon. "The Sea God", however, on the same disk, will see some more use.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?