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Criminal Court (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 20 November 1946 (USA)
A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer. Although he manages to cover up his ... See full summary »

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Vic Wright - Club Circle owner
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District Attorney Gordon
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Joe West
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Frankie Wright - Vic's Brother
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Mr. Marquette
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Bill Brannegan
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Clark J. 'Brownie' Brown
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Charlie - Club Circle Dance Director
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A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer. Although he manages to cover up his involvement in the crime, his girlfriend discovers the body and is subsequently charged with the murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Martha O'Driscoll as Georgia Gale
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Good courtroom drama
30 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good noir-ish courtroom drama that is well acted and nicely paced, directed by Robert Wise. It is a b- movie but is very solidly made and it will hold your attention.

Tom Conway stars as a criminal defense lawyer with a flamboyant courtroom style. In one particularly long courtroom scene early in the film Conway delivers a stunning performance. Anyone who has any doubts about Conway's acting abilities should view that one scene and they will change their mind. Little known Martha O'Driscoll is very beautiful in this, her nightclub scenes are well staged and her overall performance is first rate. Many fine performers such as Robert Armstrong and the great Addison Richards round out the cast.

If you want to see courtroom dramatics and cunning legal maneuvers in a mid-1940's film-noir setting, "Criminal Court" is recommended for you.


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