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Director:
Writers:
Rian James (screen play) and
James Seymour (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
7 January 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: "Forbidden Hollywood Volumes 4 And 5"
 (From CinemaRetro. 26 August 2012, 3:47 AM, PDT)

Joan Blondell Movie Schedule: Stand-in, Cry Havoc, Kona Coast
 (From Alt Film Guide. 24 August 2011, 4:13 PM, PDT)

New York's "Essential Pre-Code" Series: Week 1
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Anton Adam

Joan Blondell ... Olga
David Landau ... Gilmurry
Helen Vinson ... Barbara
Claire Dodd ... Virginia
Alan Dinehart ... Bentley

Allen Jenkins ... Izzy Levine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ... Tony's Aide (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Court Guard (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Court Policeman (uncredited)
Ann Brody ... Mrs. Levine (uncredited)
Frederick Burton ... Second Trial Judge (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Clay Clement ... Tony's Friend (uncredited)
Max Davidson ... Max (uncredited)
Patricia Ellis ... Law Secretary (uncredited)
Dot Farley ... Client Paying $5,000 Fee (uncredited)
Rockliffe Fellowes ... Kovaks (uncredited)
Sam Godfrey ... Reporter with Merritt (uncredited)
Robert Gordon ... Willie - an Office Boy (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Second Trial Court Clerk (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Second Trial Juror (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Court Clerk (uncredited)

Sterling Holloway ... Olga's Dining Friend (uncredited)

Roscoe Karns ... Merritt - Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Jake - the Ice Man (uncredited)
Jack La Rue ... Spike Murphy (uncredited)
John Larkin ... Tony's Butler (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Second Jury Foreman (uncredited)

Claire McDowell ... Gilmurry's Secretary (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... Moyle (uncredited)
Sidney Miller ... Boy Behind Olga at End (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Juror (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Hoodlum with Gilmurry (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Waiting Client (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Mike - Bartender (uncredited)
Buster Slaven ... Silent Boy Walking at End (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Masseur (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Reporter with Cigar (uncredited)
Sheila Terry ... Flo (uncredited)
Kenneth Thomson ... Dr. Frank Gresham (uncredited)
Milton Wallace ... Judge Wilson (uncredited)
Kathrin Clare Ward ... Mother of Little Boy (uncredited)
Renee Whitney ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Armand 'Curly' Wright ... Guiseppi - the Shoeshine Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Dieterle 
 
Writing credits
Rian James (screen play) and
James Seymour (screen play)

Max Trell (novel "Lawyer Man")

Wilson Mizner  uncredited

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Kurrle (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Logan .... associate director
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Ellis .... still photographer (uncredited)
Al Green .... second camera operator (uncredited)
John Shepek .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Cliff Hess .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (present) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
72 min | USA:68 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (PCA #2703-R, 22 September 1936 for re-release)

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Trivia:
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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Soundtrack:
The Sidewalks of New YorkSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I guess I'll have to change my plans, 25 August 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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