IMDb > Behind the Criminal (1937)

Behind the Criminal (1937) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   6 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 40% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Behind the Criminal on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 October 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
User Reviews:
A lawyer who lies?! Say it isn't so! See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Edward Emerson ... Joe Anderson - Undercover Agent
Walter Kingsford ... Robert Carver

Anna Q. Nilsson ... Madge
Joe Sawyer ... Red Manders
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Butler ... Pete - Alibi Witness (uncredited)
Harvey Clark ... Mr. Felson (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Phillips - Eye Witness to Shooting (uncredited)
Joe Downing ... Marty (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Joe's Attorney (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... District Attorney Lewis Garrett (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Judge (uncredited)
Phillip Terry ... MGM Crime Reporter (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Winston Miller 

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crime Does Not Pay No. 13: Behind the Criminal" - USA (series title)
See more »
Runtime:
20 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
A lawyer who lies?! Say it isn't so!, 13 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This installment of the "Crime Does Not Pay" series focuses on scum-bag lawyers (sorry if I sound repetitive here). In particular, a defense lawyer who goes the extra mile. Robert Carver (Walter Kingsford) not only defends the guilty, but he's willing to lie and pay folks to perjure themselves to provide alibis for criminals. In one case, an eye witness sees a crook (Joe Sawyer) committing a crime--yet the lawyer arranges for countless 'witnesses' to rebut his account and he is acquitted. It seems that with this lawyer, justice is impossible. However, the district attorney's office is getting wise and decides to have him investigated. They start by having an agent pose as a criminal who soon meets the acquitted crook. After making it seem certain that the agent is a real criminal type and having him make friends with the crook, he's introduced to the scum-bag lawyer. What's next? Will they uncover the goods on these evil-doers or will the lawyer be defending some Hollywood celebrity and make a REAL killing?

Like all the episodes of the series, this one practically screams QUALITY. MGM did a really nice job on the shows--with top-notch production values, excellent acting and very gritty and tough stories. This one isn't as bloody as most, but it was satisfying and well worth seeing.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Behind the Criminal (1937)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Soak the Poor It May Happen to You Come Across Buyer Beware Know Your Money
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits IMDb Short section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.