Barry Brandon, a criminal lawyer, visits the night club of Denny Larkin, his primary client, with Betty Walker, a spoiled society girl. The police raid the club and Brandon pleads that the whole group is guilty, just to get even with Larkin for a rebuke. On the same night in court, Madge Carter is on trial for disorderly conduct, and Brandon volunteers to defend her, and proves the case against her if a frame-up. Finding that she is penniless, Brandon hires her as his secretary, and falls in love with her. Brandon is appointed district attorney and has ambitions of becoming the state governor. Having dinner at Betty's home, she maneuvers him, while he is drunk, into marrying her. Later, Madge is a witness when Larkin shoots down a fellow gangster. By threatening Brandon's life, he forces her to commit perjury at his trial, and say he fired in self-defense. Brandon, the prosecuting attorney (who has had his marriage to Betty annulled) knows she is lying but doesn't know why.
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cunningly he trapped his victims with legal treachery...but he couldn't wiggle out of the trap he fell into!
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Did You Know?
The $2,350 fine Larkin has to pay in night court would equate to over $47,000 in 2018. See more
When Madge and Betty are exchanging catty remarks in Brandon's office, the item Madge is holding changes between a folder and a flip-open notebook or calendar between shots. See more
Well, it's now in order to drink a toast or two to our next governor. What'll it be, Barry?
Well, if our next governor is drinking Brandy Smash, that's what we'll all drink!
Remake of State's Attorney
Tonight, Lover, Tonight
Music by Jack Stern
Lyrics by Harry Tobias
Played on piano and sung by Erik Rhodes
(uncredited) at the party
Reprised a cappella by him later See more