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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Crime | Drama | Music | Mystery

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22 December 1939 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Going On the Defensive
5 November 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Pat O'Brien and Broderick Crawford are a couple of attorneys and political enemies of Boss Edward Arnold who's grown rich on all kinds of graft. They're starting to have people listen to them until a couple of murders get pinned on O'Brien. They're on the defensive after that until those murders are solved.

Tay Garnett manages to strike the right blend of humor and drama to Slightly Honorable. O'Brien, Crawford, and Arnold do well in very familiar roles to them.

One thing that truly was annoying was juvenile Ruth Terry. She's fresh out of bobby sox and O'Brien's a man of the world. Now if she was something slinky and sexy like Lauren Bacall was with Humphrey Bogart or even sophisticated like Myrna Loy with William Powell, the attractiveness would make some sense. But she's frankly just one royal pain. I can't figure out why O'Brien would possibly be interested in her.

Still it's an interesting plot that the audience will find intriguing.


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