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Mr. District Attorney (1941)

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

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Cast

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P. Cadwallader Jones
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Paul Hyde
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District Attorney Tom F. Winton
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Arthur Barret
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Herman Winkle
Joan Blair ...
Betty Paradise
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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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27 March 1941 (USA)  »

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El fantasma asesino  »

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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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A rare Republic gem

I did not know this little movie produced by Republic Studios. I don't know the director either. Not a crime movie but an entertaining mystery yarn indeed. Typically from the early 40's, well paced and little comedy too. Look for Peter Lorre in the Mr Hyde character.

Dennis O'Keefe is also the good surprise of this little movie.

It's always a good surprise to find this kind of forgotten film. The score is the same as the Republic serials, especially in the action sequences. In the car chase for instance. I did not expect so much from this feature.

It's available in the Forgotten Noir disc set.

Go for it.


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