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The Women in His Life (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 8 December 1933 (USA)

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Kent 'Barry' Barringer
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Miss 'Simmy' Simmons
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Roger McKane
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Catherine 'Cathy' Watson
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Lester
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Doris Worthing
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Tony Perez
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Thomas J. Worthing
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Mrs.Florence Steele / Madame Celeste
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Molly
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Curly
Jean Howard ...
Information Girl
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Paul
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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The opening scene features Otto Kruger playing a Pinball Machine. This is the earliest known on-screen appearance of a Pinball Machine in a major production. At the time, flippers had not yet been invented and pinball machines were often used for gambling. There was a lot of public debate at the time as to whether pinball was a game of skill or chance, and it was banned in many parts of the country. The movie played on that debate with Kruger making a bet with his lady-friend, and when complimented for his luck, replies "Not luck - skill." See more »

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Kent Barringer: In a case like yours, an ounce of showmanship is worth a ton of evidence.
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We Must Have One More Rum-Tum-Tum
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Sung a cappella by Roscoe Karns and Irene Franklin
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Slightly uneven with weak ending
5 December 2011 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

This is part love story and part courtroom drama. Otto Kruger plays, Kent Barringer, a supremely confident trial lawyer who just can't lose, but is ultimately selfish and soulless. A woman begs him to work Pro Bono on the case of her father who is accused of murder, but after promising to do so, Kruger ignores her. When he finally gets around to reviewing the facts of the case, he realizes he is connected with it in a very personal way, and this realization ultimately leads him to a new approach on life.

The film is entertaining but a bit too melodramatic and fantasy-bound for my tastes. Kruger is proficient in his role and great fun to watch. I look forward to seeing more of his work since is the first film I've ever seen him in. The supporting cast does good work yet there aren't any standouts.

Fun Fact: This is the earliest on-screen appearance of a pinball machine.


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