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Criminal Court (1946)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 November 1946 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ...
Martha O'Driscoll ...
June Clayworth ...
Robert Armstrong ...
Vic Wright - Club Circle owner
Addison Richards ...
District Attorney Gordon
Pat Gleason ...
Joe West
Steve Brodie ...
Frankie Wright - Vic's Brother
Robert Warwick ...
Mr. Marquette
Phil Warren ...
Bill Brannegan
Joe Devlin ...
Clark J. 'Brownie' Brown
Lee Bonnell ...
Gil Lambert - Barnes' Assistant
Robert Clarke ...
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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20 November 1946 (USA)  »

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She'll be coming around the Mountain
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Traditional, based on a Negro spiritual
Sung in the Barnes' campaign headquarters
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Noir-lite B
11 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Conway stars in Criminal Court, a 1946 B movie also starring Martha O'Driscoll, and June Clayworth. Conway plays Steve Barnes, a lawyer with a great reputation who is going to run for DA. When his girlfriend (O'Driscoll, who in real life married big money and got out of Dodge) is accused of the murder of the gangster whose club she worked in, he defends her. It was an accidental shooting, and he actually did it. There is an eye witness, if only he can find out who it is -- and there is a lot of resistance to him finding out.

This is a very light noir without much suspense, mildly entertaining. I always enjoy Tom Conway, and I wasn't that familiar with O'Driscoll, so I found it enjoyable.


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