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Mr. District Attorney (1941)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  27 March 1941 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
P. Cadwallader Jones
Florence Rice ...
Terry Parker
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 ...
George Watts ...
Judge White
Sarah Edwards ...
Miss Petherby
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Paul Hyde


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lawyer | reporter | graft


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Comedy | Crime | Drama






Release Date:

27 March 1941 (USA)  »

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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 »


Followed by Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) See more »

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Not bad for a B-movie, but it's hardly 'noir'.
27 January 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of three movies bundled on a DVD entitled "Forgotten Noir", though I really wouldn't consider it an example of film noir. It's more a kooky movie where one of the characters just happens to work for the District Attorney. Dennis O'Keefe plays a recent Harvard Law graduate and from the start he irritates his boss to no end. So, to punish him, he's given a dead case--one no one else wants. However, when the missing witness suddenly shows up, this becomes a very hot case and O'Keefe and his spunky female reporter friend (what a cliché!!) do what any assistant DA would do--investigate the crime and get caught up in the middle of it.

The bottom line is that none of this is the least bit believable and the idea of these two kooky characters solving a crime is silly. But, the characters are likable and if you only look at it as a kooky B-mystery, you'll not be disappointed. Not bad, but clearly a low-budget B-film.

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