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Slightly Honorable (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  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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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 ...
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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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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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Pete Godena: A penny for your thoughts.
Pete Godena: You're getting generous, Pete.
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by Irving Actman
Sung by Ruth Terry
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Way Better Than You'd Think
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Macroscopically, this movie is surprisingly entertaining, with crackling dialogue and charming performances by O'Brien and Crawford. Under closer scrutiny, the plot really doesn't hold up, nor do a number of character's motivations, but O'Brien's effortless cool covers a multitude of sins and the THIN MAN comparisons are apt. Overall, an underrated old-fashioned big ensemble good time the way they used to craft them back in the 40s. This isn't as good as Garnett's THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE and you won't gain much insight into the human condition or require a handkerchief, but you will laugh and you will be amused. One of the highlights from a 50 - pack of public domain crime dramas called "50 Dark Crimes" currently available for super cheap (how I discovered it), and like that inexpensive offering, worth far more than the price of admission.


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