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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 Abbott
Reginald Denny ... Henry I. Judson
Richard Bennett ... Kearney
Norman Foster ... Wally Baker
Irving Pichel ... L.D. 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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A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television archives. See more »

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When Wally calls Rose to see the new apartment, he dials eight digits, when he should have dialed six, or at the most seven, at the time. See more »

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12 November 2019 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Hat-check girl Marian Marsh (Rose) sets up her annoying boyfriend Norman Foster (Wally) with a job as a chauffeur for wealthy bank boss Reginald Denny (Judson). Foster is a whining simpleton who is impossible to relate to. Anyway, he gets the job but Denny also has designs on his girlfriend and she sort of encourages this a bit. She says "No" but stays behind with him, goes to parties with him - that sort of thing. Denny is also a crook who's been embezzling bank funds to keep up with his socialite lifestyle. This doesn't go unnoticed by his number two at the bank, Irving Pichel (Waters), who blackmails him. Uh-oh, a scheme is set which doesn't bode well for our simpleton chauffeur.

The plot and storyline are ok but Norman Foster is terrible and single-handedly brings this film down at least a couple of marks. I've just watched him in Skyscraper Souls (1932) where he plays a similar character. You can't possibly like this idiot. It's a tough ask. The story ends in a very predictable manner but as long as Foster isn't on screen, the film isn't too bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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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