Sir Douglas Rolls had earned the reputation of being England's greatest barrister. But he has just been informed by Doctor Hackett, specialist on diseases of the heart, that overwork has ... See full summary »

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Margaret Bannerman ...
Laura Locke
Arthur Margetson ...
Leslie Locke
Richard Bird ...
Eric Hammond
Sam Livesey ...
Sir Henry Linguard
Frank Atkinson ...
Pope
Hal Gordon ...
Percival Brown
Kathleen Harrison ...
Agnes Carter - Locke's Maid
Robert Horton ...
Doctor Hackett
Alec Fraser ...
Grainger
Jeanne Stuart ...
Phyllis Ware
J. Fisher White ...
Judge
Laurence Hanray ...
Parker
O.B. Clarence ...
Mr. Hammond
Mary Jerrold ...
Mrs. Hammond
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Sir Douglas Rolls had earned the reputation of being England's greatest barrister. But he has just been informed by Doctor Hackett, specialist on diseases of the heart, that overwork has taken its toll and if Sir Douglas does not take off for several months he stands a good chance of dying soon. Back in his chambers, a solicitor named Pope was waiting to see him. Pope's firm handled most of the important legal cases. Pope was there to ask Sir Douglas to take up the defense of his client, Leslie Locke. Sir Douglas's mind went back some twenty years when he was struggling for recognition, and he had been in love with a very beautiful girl ---Laura Hyde. Sir Douglas had never spoken of his love, however, because he was very poor, and wanted to be quite certain, before he married, that he would be able to give his wife every luxury. Another admirer of Laura at the time was a well-to-do, volatile and impetuous young artist who, before the plodding Rolls knew what was happening, had swept ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A great counsel is dying, but fights with the last of his strength for a man who is on trial for his life!

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26 November 1934 (UK)  »

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Courtroom Drama
6 June 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is slightly reminiscent of Witness for the Prosecution where Charles Laughton played a incandescent barrister taking on a strenuous murder trial.Early on there is a scene with an almost nude model.This seems rather unusual bearing in mind that strict censorship maintained by the British Board of Film Censors.In fact the film is a bit frank given the mores of the time.Two familiar faces in this film are Sam Livesey ,father of To get,playing the prosecuting counsel and the ubiquitous Kathleen Harrison playing a maid.The film is a familiar courtroom drama,with a rather ridiculous and overestimating confession from the witness box.


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