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Attorney for the Defense (1932)

 -  Drama  -  21 May 1932 (USA)
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Cast overview:
William J. Burton
Val Lorraine
Constance Cummings ...
Ruth Barry
Don Dillaway ...
Paul Wallace
Douglas Haig ...
Paul Wallace as a Boy
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. Wallace
Bradley Page ...
Nick Quinn aka Kramer
Mugg Malone
James Wallace
Wallis Clark ...
District Attorney James A. Crowell
Jefferson Q. Leffingwell


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Release Date:

21 May 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Advogado de Defesa  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crisp courtroom drama starring Edmund Lowe...
10 July 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Obviously a short programmer for the bottom half of a double feature bill, ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE is a good melodrama from Columbia starring EDMUND LOWE. He's a lawyer who lets himself be accused of a crime so he can play his own defense lawyer to prove who is really guilty of the murder.

His charming secretary is played by CONSTANCE CUMMINGS, an attractive blonde who encourages him to solve the murder by playing the defense lawyer for a change.

DWIGHT FRYE has a melodramatic courtroom moment at the film's start, as an innocent man unable to prove his innocence in a court of law. EVELYN BRENT and DOUGLAS HAIG are good in strong supporting roles.

Trivia note: The first radio broadcast of a trial is mentioned in this film from '32, as is the word "television" several times. An early indication of things to come.

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