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Anton (Tony) Adam
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Virginia St. Johns
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Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile legal eagle Granville Bentley, who asks Adam to become a partner in his law firm. But Adam's rising career takes a nosedive when he's framed by Gilmurry and a sexy actress in a trumped-up breach of promise suit. The only constant in Adam's life is the loyalty and unrequited love of his secretary Olga. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Several actors listed in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These include Harold Huber, Henry Armetta and Edward Arnold. See more »

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The newspaper article announcing the breakup of the Bentley-Adam law partnership misspells Bentley's name as "Bently." See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: William Powell (1961) See more »

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Let's Put Out the Lights (and Go to Sleep)
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Herman Hupfeld
Played when Tony emerges from the phone booth after making his call
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"Just a small-time mouse trying to be a big-time rat."
10 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

William Powell plays an ambitious bush league lawyer who goes to work for a high-class law firm, taking along his trusted secretary Joan Blondell. It isn't long before Powell's clashing with a corrupt political boss and getting involved with the wrong women. When things come crashing down for him, Powell vows to become successful no matter what tactics he has to use.

Enjoyable Pre-Coder from Warner Bros with nice work from Powell and the always dynamite Joan Blondell. She's great here, throwing in one snappy rejoinder after another. Kinda hard to believe anybody would look twice at another woman if they had sexy young Blondell as an option, but perhaps that's more my personal taste. The supporting cast is nice. The script is fun, though nothing groundbreaking. It's all pretty simple and familiar stuff but well-done and entertaining.


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