Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would be even more useful to him as District Attorney, which he arranges with surprising ease...despite Tom's warning that "if I go on the other side, I'll stay there." Soon, Tom's ambition leads him to ditch June for the daughter of political boss Ulric. The crisis arrives when Powers goes on trial for a killing...witnessed by June.
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Women he loved with kisses...juries he won with tricks...An outlaw at love and law.
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Did You Know?
According to Carol Stein Hoffman, a biographer of the Barrymores, this film took only two weeks to shoot, and John Barrymore
's salary was $100,000 ($1,731,000 in 2016). See more
Later in the movie, when June Perry is brought into Cardigan's office as Jane Doe, he calls her Joan, instead of June. See more
Remade as Criminal Lawyer
The Sidewalks of New York
Music by Charles Lawlor
Strains played during opening credits See more