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I Am the Law (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 25 August 1938 (USA)
Law professor John Lindsay is asked by a civic leader to become a special prosecutor to go after the racketeers in town.

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Prof. John Lindsay
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Jerry Lindsay
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Paul Ferguson
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Frances 'Frankie' Ballou
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Eugene Ferguson
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Tom Ross
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Eddie Girard
Douglas Wood ...
District Attorney Bert Berry
Robert Middlemass ...
Moss Kitchell
Ivan Miller ...
Inspector Gleason
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George Leander
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John W. Butler
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Butler
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Robert McWade ...
Law Student (as Robert McWade Jr.)
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Law professor John Lindsay (Edward G. Robinson)accepts the job of special prosecutor offered him by civic leader Eugene Ferguson (Otto Kruger) against the wishes of his wife Jerry (Barbara O'Neil). Paul(John Beal, Ferguson's son, aids Lindsay, not knowing his father is boss of the crime syndicate. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Fighting Prosecutor Runs Racketeers Ragged! (original print ad) See more »

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25 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Yo soy la ley  »

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Re-released in 1955, as a double-feature with Dead Reckoning (1947). See more »

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The good guys plant a movie camera in the wall of the villain's apartment to spy on them. We see the lens barely peeping from the wall behind a china figurine. Yet, when they show the film later as evidence, the camera tilts, pans, and frames all the action from various angles, which would not have been possible given the setup. See more »

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Edward G Robinson is a Good Guy
20 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one film that I missed seeing over the years and was quite surprised to see Edward G. Robinson, ( John Lindsay) play the role as a law professor who decides to accept a position to clean up the corruption of gangsters and the protection rackets.

John Lindsay soon learns how hard it is to fight these racketeers and hoods and he also has dealings with Eugene Ferguson, (Otto Kruger) the top mob boss who controls all the criminal activities and he also has a son, Paul Ferguson, (John Beal)who is a lawyer and close friend of John Lindsay.

Wendy Barrie and Barbara O'Neil gave an outstanding supporting roles and of course Edward G. Robinson looked great playing a good guy for a change. Enjoy.


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