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Slightly Honorable (1939)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  22 December 1939 (USA)
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A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

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Cast

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Vincent Cushing
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Russel Sampson
Ruth Terry ...
Anne Seymour - Nightclub Singer
Alan Dinehart ...
District Attorney George Joyce
Claire Dodd ...
Alma Brehmer
Phyllis Brooks ...
Sarilla Cushing
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Miss Ater
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George Taylor
Bernard Nedell ...
Pete Godena
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Madder
Ernest Truex ...
P. Hemingway Collins
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Cushing
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Miss Vlissingen
John Sheehan ...
Mike Daley
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Attorney John Webb, is fighting the crooked political-ring headed by newspaper publisher Vincent Cushing and his crony George Joyce, the district attorney. When Alma Brehmer, Cushing's mistress and Webb's former sweetheart, is murdered, Cushing and Joyce try to railroad Webb as the killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's Gay! It's Goose-pimply! It's grand! It's ga-ga! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Music | Mystery

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22 December 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although the character played by Pat O'Brien is unencumbered by marital ties, he wears a wedding ring throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Alma Brehmer: Look, there are very few things in my life that I really regret. One of them is the time I wasted on you.
Pete Godena: Cool off, Snow White! Now let's you and me have a nice little heart-to-heart talk, hmm?
Alma Brehmer: What would you use?
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Sung by Ruth Terry
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a real dollar-bin gem
8 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is one of those pleasant surprises that makes buying cheap films you've never heard of before so much fun. the first thing that came to mind as this film unreeled was how much fun the dialogue was. this is the blue collar version of the thin man. what it lacks in dry humor and sly irony, from nick and nora, is made up for in sheer fun. ruth terry is terrific as pat o'brien's wannabe girl. her energy is almost manic, and o'brien plays off it perfectly as the straight man to her ditzy rambles. the rest of the cast doesn't let you down either. arnold, arden and broderick crawford play their parts without flaw. the mystery, per se, is pretty average; realizing that you must wonder why more 'average' plots don't fall into the hands of talented directors, writers and cast and go on to be really good films. my only sorrow is in the DVD i have, the alpha video version #alp4644d. if you can find another print, get it. the visuals are OK, at least i have seen much worse, but the sound track is dreadful. about half of the film i couldn't understand, and i still loved it.


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