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Lawyer Man (1932)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 January 1933 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Anton Adam
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Olga
David Landau ...
Gilmurry
Helen Vinson ...
Barbara
Claire Dodd ...
Virginia
Alan Dinehart ...
Bentley
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Izzy Levine
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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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Drama | Romance

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7 January 1933 (USA)  »

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At approx. minute :38, a young boy is crying and led out of the courtroom by his mother. The young, uncredited actor is Bobs Watson (PeeWee of Boys Town fame. 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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I guess I'll have to change my plans
25 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That song, mentioned above, played throughout the film. William Powell is "Lawyer Man" in this 1932 film also starring Joan Blondell, Allen Jenkins, Helen Vinson, and Claire Dodd.

Powell plays Anton "Tony" Adam, a lower east side attorney with a small practice. He comes to the notice of a higher-priced attorney who invites him to become a partner. His secretary (Joan Blondell) of course goes with him. But Adam runs into trouble almost immediately when he takes a breach of promise case. The case is merely a setup by the corrupt political machine to frame him. Adam is thrown out of the partnership. On the face of it, he decides that if he can't beat 'em, join 'em. Actually, he has something else in mind.

Powell is very good, but he's too uptown to be a lower east side lawyer. The role was more suited for other contract players, such as Jimmy Cagney or Humphrey Bogart. Blondell is great as a secretary who's smarter than her boss, in love with him, and can see his mistakes before he even makes them.

William Powell is worth seeing in anything, even something he's not quite right for, and Joan Blondell is always a delight. This was probably a B film as it's pretty short.


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