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Counsellor at Law (1933)

 -  Drama  -  25 December 1933 (USA)
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Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful.

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Crackerjack lawyer George Simon is a workaholic, and a successful one, at that. Having just gotten a woman acquited of a murder charge, he is juggling cases ranging from breaking a will to quashing the disorderly conduct charges against the son of a woman he knew in the old neighborhood, before he became a hot shot counsellor. He adores his wife Cora, who feels she married a bit below her station. His step-children think so, too. His secretary Rexy adores him, although he is oblivious to the fact. Threatened with losing his practice due to a discretion in a case seven years earlier, his wife leaves for Europe until the scandal blows over, and he comes to realize (just in time) who his true friends are. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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25 December 1933 (USA)  »

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Der Staranwalt von Manhattan  »

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 6 November 1931 and closed in July 1932 after 232 performances. Many of the cast originated their movie roles in the play: John Hammond Dailey, Malka Kornstein, Marvin Kline, T.H. Manning, John Qualen, Angela Jacobs, Elmer Brown and Conway Washburne. Also in the opening night cast was Paul Muni (who turned down his role of George Simon for the movie) and Ned Glass. Vincent Sherman was in a Chicago production of the play. See more »

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High Speed Fascinating Fun!
21 November 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Here is an example why many of the pictures of the early 30s stand out as great entertainment even in the 21st century.

In the newly opened Deco masterpiece, the Empire State Building, unfolds a story loaded with charm, attitude, and wise-cracking dialogue. John Barrymore was never better in a role! Director William Wyler draws the best from the supporting cast, too. Rare example of great comedy and drama that still works almost 70 years later.

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