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Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 January 1933 (USA)
Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Rian James (screen play), James Seymour (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Anton (Tony) Adam
Joan Blondell ... Olga Michaels
David Landau ... John Gilmurry
Helen Vinson ... Barbara Bentley
Claire Dodd ... Virginia St. Johns
Alan Dinehart ... Granville Bentley
Allen Jenkins ... Izzy Levine
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Storyline

Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile legal eagle Granville Bentley, who asks Adam to become a partner in his law firm. But Adam's rising career takes a nosedive when he's framed by Gilmurry and a sexy actress in a trumped-up breach of promise suit. The only constant in Adam's life is the loyalty and unrequited love of his secretary Olga. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Taglines:

His Fame Was Built on Love Letters-Written by Other Men.... (Print Ad-The Milwaukee Sentinel,((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 22 March 1933)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre de leyes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As an example that this is a Pre-Code film, at the end of the scene when Tony is first out to lunch with Virginia, note what he does with the cigar in his mouth. See more »

Goofs

During Anton Adam's visit to Granville Bentley's, we see him enter the inner office and then the two men seated and talking. There has been just one set of double doors, last seen over the left should of the seated Bentley. But when they stand up for Adam to leave, there are two sets of double doors close together. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anton (Tony) Adam: Morning, Jake.
Jake - the Ice Man: Mornin'!
Anton (Tony) Adam: How'd the ice business?
Jake - the Ice Man: Not so hot.
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Soundtracks

In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by John Siras and Jack Little
Played on piano in the bar when Tony meets Ginny St. Clair
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"Just a small-time mouse trying to be a big-time rat."
10 August 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

William Powell plays an ambitious bush league lawyer who goes to work for a high-class law firm, taking along his trusted secretary Joan Blondell. It isn't long before Powell's clashing with a corrupt political boss and getting involved with the wrong women. When things come crashing down for him, Powell vows to become successful no matter what tactics he has to use.

Enjoyable Pre-Coder from Warner Bros with nice work from Powell and the always dynamite Joan Blondell. She's great here, throwing in one snappy rejoinder after another. Kinda hard to believe anybody would look twice at another woman if they had sexy young Blondell as an option, but perhaps that's more my personal taste. The supporting cast is nice. The script is fun, though nothing groundbreaking. It's all pretty simple and familiar stuff but well-done and entertaining.


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