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The Cowboy Counsellor (1932)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  15 October 1932 (USA)
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A con man posing as a lawyer tries to sell copies of a phony law book. Things get serious when he has to defend a young man falsely accused of robbery.

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Dan Alton
Sheila Bromley ...
Ruth Avery (as Shiela Mannors)
Jack Rutherford ...
Bill Clary
Skeeter Bill Robbins ...
Deputy Lafe Walters
Al Bridge ...
Sheriff Matt Farraday
Fred Gilman ...
Luke Avery
Bobby Nelson ...
Bobby Avery
William Humphrey ...
Judge Kendell (as Wm. Humphrys)
Gordon De Main ...
Replaced by Lorch (as Gordon De Maine)
Merrill McCormick ...
Bearded Prisoner (as Wm. McCormack)
Sam Allen ...
Hotel Clerk
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Bill Clary has robbed the stage and planted some of the money at Luke Avery's ranch. Dan Alton arrives at the same time posing as a Lawyer to sell his book. When Avery is charged with the robbery, Luke's sister Ruth gets Dan to take the case. His defense entails robbing another stage. Luke is found innocent but Dan is exposed as a stage robber. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Top Hoot Bottom Melford
30 November 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

An excellent Hoot Gibson programmer in which he plays a confidence man posing as a lawyer selling phony law books. When a murder takes place, he is called in to defend the accused man. Al Bridge is also excellent as the sheriff looking for exculpatory evidence.

The direction is credited to George Melford, one of the best visual stylists of the silent era, but he shows little flair here. There is no camera movement, but he does have some fun with the cuts.


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