When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney. He grows rich and powerful defending guilty racketeers, but eventually sees the errors of his ways.
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He sold his soul to criminals and willed his honor to the devil! (Print Ad-Daily Star, ((Long Island City, NY)) 23 June 1932)
Did You Know?
The Vince Day character is very loosely based on Bill "The Great Mouthpiece" Fallon, one of the great criminal defense attorneys of the 1920s, who successfully defended gambler Arnold Rothstein in the "Black Sox" Fix of the 1919 World Series. Nevertheless, Fallon's daughter, Ruth, won a criminal libel judgment in a Syracuse, N.Y. police court, against the owner of a theater that showed the film. It was later overturned. See more
Near the beginning of the film, Vince looks at an electric clock on his desk, but the ticking of a mechanical clock is heard. See more
Miss Hickey, Day's Secretary
It's all in the days work, said the street sweeper to the elephant.
Frankie and Johnny
Music by Bert Leighton
Played when Vince is at the later party See more