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Penthouse (1933)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Romance  |  8 September 1933 (USA)
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Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant just does it for the thrill of it and refuses payment. Durant's defense of mobsters ... See full summary »

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Mimi Montagne
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Tom Siddall
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Jim Crelliman
Martha Sleeper ...
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Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
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Raymond Hatton ...
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Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant just does it for the thrill of it and refuses payment. Durant's defense of mobsters causes his firm to disown him and his girlfriend Sue to leave him. But when young Tom Siddell, Sue's new boyfriend, is framed for a murder, she is the first to come asking for Durant's help. Durant uses Gazotti's information network and the help of new girlfriend Gertie Waxted to find that rival gangster Jim Grelliman is involved in the framing of Siddell. When Durant sends Gertie to Grelliman's apartment in a bid to blow open the case, she is walking on thin ice. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Crime | Mystery | Romance

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Crooks in Clover  »

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Goofs

When Gertie stands looking out Durant's apartment window, her left arm is up with her hand on her head but, when the shot changes to see her from the front, her arm is down and her hand is resting against the window frame. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gertie Waxted: I can't marry you. I'll ruin you with all your friends. Why, I'm not even a lady.
Jackson 'Jack' Durant: You're not, huh? Well, you'll do till a lady comes along.
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The title card for "Penthouse" announces that the film is presented by "Metro-Golwyn-Mayer". See more »


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Don't Blame Me
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played at the Country Club
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Myrna Loy Nails It
29 March 2007 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

"Penthouse" is a first-rate example of "they don't make 'em like that anymore." The tale of a society lawyer turned criminal defense attorney -- out to prove the innocence of the accused murderer who waltzed off with his fiancée -- zips along. The dialog of the fabled Hackett-Goodrich team is sassy and clever. The relationship between lawyer Warner Baxter and Nat Pendleton as the racketeer who's his guardian angel perks up the plot. But it's Myrna Loy as the call girl who joins forces with Baxter to nail the real killer who shines. There are certain people the camera finds irresistible. And here, as the most lovable fallen woman of the pre-code era, Loy demonstrates the impish allure that would light up the screen for years to come.


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