Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would be even more useful to him as District Attorney, which he arranges with surprising ease...despite Tom's warning that "if I go on the other side, I'll stay there." Soon, Tom's ambition leads him to ditch June for the daughter of political boss Ulric. The crisis arrives when Powers goes on trial for a killing...witnessed by June. Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Invincible At Law... Irresistable At Love!
Did You Know?
The trial of Nora Dean is loosely based on the famous trial of Ruth Snyder who was convicted along with her lover, Henry Judd Gray, of killing Ruth's husband Albert. Mrs. Snyder was electrocuted for the crime. A picture of the execution was posted on the front page of the New York Daily News. See more
Later in the movie, when June Perry is brought into Cardigan's office as Jane Doe, he calls her Joan, instead of June. See more
The Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played by John Barrymore
by striking partially filled beer glasses See more