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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 ...
Joan Mason
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
(uncredited)
Traditional, based on a Negro spiritual
Sung in the Barnes' campaign headquarters
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a light, legal noir
19 November 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Director Robert Wise, near the beginning of his career, made a decent lawyer film with a good ending. There's not much suspense, and the plot device owes much to the play, "Hat, Coat and Glove"; and it is no surprise that Tom Conway was in a film re-make of that play when it was made into a movie a second time. While this might not be great noir, it is certainly a "B movie" that is easy to watch.


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