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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a series of harmless dalliances. But when he tries to extort money from her, they quarrel violently and she shoots at him with his own gun. McLain's wife Eva is arrested for his murder. With strong circumstantial evidence against her, Eva seems sure to be convicted... until the guilt-ridden Elizabeth persuades her own husband, defense attorney Tyler Flagg, to take the woman's case. He does so, but without knowing of his wife's involvement. Written by
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good remake starring Walter Pidgeon as an attorney
This B-remake of Evelyn Prentice stars Walter Pidgeon as an expensive defense lawyer who defends a woman for murder, not realizing that his own wife is involved in the case. Virginia Bruce plays Pigeon's wife, Ann Dvorak the pro bono client.
Although Stronger than Desire is a B film, it is a solid one. Pidgeon is marvelous as an attorney unsuccessfully trying to juggle home and a busy career, and Bruce is lovely as the wife with something to hide.
Rita Johnson has a fun supporting role as a defendant who is acquitted with Pidgeon's help and then wants to thank him - personally, and Ilka Chase is a family friend. A good viewing experience.
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