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Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 January 1933 (USA)
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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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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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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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Trivia

A contemporary article in Film Daily noted that Edward G. Robinson was considered for the lead in this picture. See more »

Goofs

When Gresham goes to record Tony's call to Virginia, there are already grooves cut into the full disc, indicating it had previously recorded upon and cannot be recorded over. 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

The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Played during the opening scene
Also played at the end
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre de leyes See more »

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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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