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Within the Law (1939)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  17 March 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Turner
Tom Neal ...
Richard Gilder
Paul Kelly ...
Joe Garson
William Gargan ...
Cassidy
Paul Cavanagh ...
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'
Donald Douglas ...
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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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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Trivia

Gilder's Department Store was clearly a representation of Macy's Herald Square in New York City, and Mr. Gilder was clearly a representation of R.H. Macy, even though R.H. Macy had died in 1877, he was still an icon of New York City retailing. See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
(1936) (uncredited)
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Godd start, bad end
26 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's quite a bit to like in this movie in its first half. Ruth Hussey's portrayal of the downward spiral into a life of crime after being wrongly convicted is well done and believable. The plans she concocts for legally extorting large sums from her former employer are clever and add quite a few nail biting moments. Despite the film's pedigree I found myself expecting more and more clever twists. But in its windup the film becomes melodramatic and predictable. Love wins all, love sacrifices all, blah, blah, blah. Boring, boring, boring. The producers opted for a safe and bland conclusion when a more original ending would have raised this film to a much higher standing. Oh well, Ruth Hussey, Paul Kelly and Rita Johnson are all very good in their roles so I guess they make it worth a look.


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