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Within the Law (1939)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 March 1939 (USA)
Mary Turner, is wrongly accused, by her employer Edward Gilder, and then convicted of theft. In prison she studies law books, and on release partners with another woman to legally scam ... See full summary »

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(as Gustav Machaty)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Richard Gilder
Paul Kelly ...
Joe Garson
William Gargan ...
Cassidy
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English Eddie
Rita Johnson ...
Agnes
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Mr. Gilder
Lynne Carver ...
June
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Jo Ann Sayers ...
Helen Morris
Ann Morriss ...
Saleswoman
James Burke ...
'Red'
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Inspector Burke
Cliff Clark ...
McGuire
Claude King ...
Art Dealer
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Mary Turner, is wrongly accused, by her employer Edward Gilder, and then convicted of theft. In prison she studies law books, and on release partners with another woman to legally scam wealthy men, including Dick Gilder, son of her accuser. Written by trivwhiz

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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17 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Dentro da Lei  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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There are several dialogue references to novels The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939), each of which were in production, and eagerly anticipated by the public, at MGM on the March 1939 release of Within the Law, and both were released through MGM in late 1939. The script references were clear attempts by MGM to obliquely promote their later 1939 blockbusters. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, as the detectives are searching the locker room, a shadow of the boom microphone drops onto the bank of lockers being searched by the first detective - just before the stolen jeweled clip is found. See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
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First-rate "B" movie
14 November 2015 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

Back in the days before television, there was nothing wrong with being a "B" movie. They went by quickly and some were pretty darned entertaining -- "Within the Law," for example. Ruth Hussey plays a sweet young girl who's accused of theft. Despite being innocent, she's sentenced to three years in jail and comes out swearing revenge against the department store tycoon who testified against her. Her plan -- to humiliate him by marrying his son. But she falls in love with the guy which creates a problem when a few old friends try to rope her into robbing the tycoon's home. Does it all work out in the end? Of course. But along the way, there are several lively twists along with contributions from old pros like Paul Kelly and William Gargan.


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