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The Lawyer (1970)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 March 1970 (West Germany)
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Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

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Eric P. Scott
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Ruth Petrocelli
Robert Colbert ...
Jack Harrison
Kathleen Crowley ...
Alice Fiske
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Sergeant Moran (as Warren Kemmerling)
Booth Colman ...
Judge Crawford
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Charlie O'Keefe
E.J. André ...
F.J. Williamson
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Paul Harrison
Jeffery V. Thompson ...
Andy Greer (as Jeff Thompson)
Tom Harvey ...
Bob Chambers
Ivor Barry ...
Wyler
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Ann Greer
John Himes ...
Myro McCauley
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Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

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The Lawyer ***
2 March 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Likable, if not terribly engrossing, courtroom drama in which Barry Newman originated his trademark role of opportunistic lawyer Tony Petrocelli (reprised in a subsequent TV series). Generally well-handled by director Furie but the murder sequence, re-enacted in three different ways during the course of the trial, seems unnecessarily flashy. A smart script and a lively music score ensure that the film be an eminently watchable one.

It seems more of a pity that director Furie, who started out strongly with films like this one and THE IPCRESS FILE (1965) would later end up helming third-grade action fare like the IRON EAGLE films or misbegotten would-be blockbusters like SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987)...


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