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Strange Justice (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 October 1932 (USA)
Socialite banker Henry Judson maintains his extravagant lifestyle by embezzling from his bank, but is caught by sleazy assistant manager Waters and is blackmailed by him into continuing. ... See full summary »

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William Absalom Drake (story and screen play) (as William A. Drake)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marian Marsh ... Rose
Reginald Denny ... Judson
Richard Bennett ... Kearney
Norman Foster ... Wally
Irving Pichel ... Waters
Nydia Westman ... Gwen
Thomas E. Jackson ... Smith (as Thomas Jackson)
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Socialite banker Henry Judson maintains his extravagant lifestyle by embezzling from his bank, but is caught by sleazy assistant manager Waters and is blackmailed by him into continuing. Close to being found out, the two devise a scheme which sends Wally, the ex-con boyfriend of pretty hat check girl Rose Abbott, to death row. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 1932 (USA) See more »

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All the Evidence See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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First film for petite character actress Nydia Westman. She would go on to be best known for playing spunky little old ladies, guest-starring on many popular television series in the 1950s and especially in the 1960s. See more »

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A reasonably enjoyable B.
3 November 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Strange Justice" is an early B-movie that is modestly entertaining. Like other Bs, it clocks in at about an hour and is brisk-paced...and, fortunately, the story is reasonably interesting and unusual. The resolution, however, seems a bit far-fetched and overall I'd put it in the 'time-passer' category.

Henry Judson (Reginald Denny) seems like a nice guy who likes the fancy life. However, later you learn that to afford this, he's been embezzling a fortune from the bank where he works. Oddly, however, when the boss discovers this he's NOT angry nor does he call the police...he demands Judson cut him in as well! Later, to hide Judson's indiscretions, the boss arranges to frame some poor sap. Is Judson such a horrible reprobate that he can allow this?

The story is interesting...though not exactly easy to believe. I mildly enjoyed it and feel most will probably feel like I did...it's not bad but it's certainly no must-see movie.


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