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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 »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
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
 (From MUBI. 4 August 2011, 12:48 PM, PDT)

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He's A Moving Way Uptown See more (11 total) »

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)

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)
Distributors

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The newspaper article announcing the breakup of the Bentley-Adam law partnership misspells Bentley's name as "Bently."See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
In a Shanty in Old Shanty TownSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
He's A Moving Way Uptown, 24 August 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Lawyer Man casts William Powell as an attorney with a storefront practice on the Lower East Side of New York where he makes a living of sorts defending indigent or close to indigent clients for meager fees. But he's got talent and white shoe lawyer Alan Dinehart invites him into his firm even though Powell has gotten on the wrong side of political boss David Landau. Helen Vinson who is Dinehart's sister also takes a shine to Powell.

But Powell also has actress Claire Dodd doing a number as well on him with a phony breach of promise suit that lands Powell in one big jackpot. Only faithful secretary Joan Blondell stands by him.

This to me was obviously a film that was meant for James Cagney and Cagney probably turned it down. Powell was a guy who did belong on the Upper East Side with the white shoe firm, Cagney would have been perfect casting as the fish out of water.

Joan Blondell is always good and there's a nice performance by Allen Jenkins as a hood who Powell defends and who later comes through for him in an hour of need.

Despite miscasting Lawyer Man is still a decent film though it will never be on the top ten list of films of William Powell.

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