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Mr. District Attorney (1941)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  27 March 1941 (USA)
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First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
P. Cadwallader Jones
Florence Rice ...
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Paul Hyde
Stanley Ridges ...
District Attorney Tom F. Winton
Minor Watson ...
Arthur Barret
Charles Arnt ...
Herman Winkle
Joan Blair ...
Betty Paradise
Charles Halton ...
Hazelton - Barrett's Aide
Alan Edwards ...
Grew
George Watts ...
Judge White
Sarah Edwards ...
Miss Petherby
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Paul Hyde
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First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

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reporter | lawyer | graft | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Approved
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27 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Intrigas Desvendadas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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New York Times 17 April 1941 described it as "the worst bad picture of the year." See more »

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Followed by Secrets of the Underground (1942) See more »

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Screwball Noir
5 December 2008 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This film is a few steps up from the Lippert films which predominate the Forgotten Noir Vol. 4 series. It's a Republic Film offering a much better cast than the Lippert films, including: Dennis O'Keefe, Peter Lorre and character actors Charles Halton, Dick O'Neil, Norma Varden and Grady Sutton. Mr. District Attorney doesn't take itself as seriously as the others and has a strong comedic edge to it. It's like a combination of screwball comedy and film noir. Story involves graft perpetrated by Lorre and a wacky reporter and rookie D.A. O'Keefe vying to solve the case. The cast helps move the proceedings along. One of the odder efforts in Forgotten Noir Vol. 4.


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