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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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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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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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by Irving Actman
Sung by Ruth Terry
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Slightly Tiresome
12 May 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Ever get stuck watching a movie and you couldn't wait until it ended? This was one of the few that I've seen. Excruciating is a good word. Only a great cast saves it from a lower rating - makes you wonder what they could have done with better material.

"Slightly Honorable" can't decide if it's a comedy or a mystery picture and fails on both levels - not funny and not very mysterious. Ruth Terry is 'cute and perky' but is an annoying presence. Eve Arden is wasted, as is Edward Arnold. Pat O'Brien does his best but it's not enough. The disjointed storyline is not believable and not worth recounting.

If this picture is shown on a rainy day and you have nothing to do, find a good book.


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