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Portia on Trial ()


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Lady lawyer Portia Merryman (Frieda Inescourt) defends woebegone Elizabeth Manners (Heather Angel), who is on trial for shooting her lover Earle Condon (Neil Hamilton).

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Dan Foster
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Portia Merriman
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Earle Condon
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Elizabeth Manners
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Jane Wilkins
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Evelyn
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John Condon
Anthony Marsh ...
Richard Conlan
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Judge
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Efe
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Hank
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Governor
Ian Maclaren ...
Father Caslez
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Barker
Bob Murphy ...
Inspector
Inez Palange ...
Mrs. Gannow
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Joe Gannow
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Dr. Thorndike
Marion Ballou ...
Mrs. Manners
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Jack Madden
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1st Committeeman
Lucie Kaye ...
Switchboard Operator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Baxley ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Portia's Co-Counsel (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ...
Richard Conlon's Doctor (uncredited)
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Head of Disbarment Committee (uncredited)
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Prosecution Co-Counsel (uncredited)
Jack Deery ...
Maj. Greenwood (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
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Jury Foreman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Attorney at Trial (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Adele Wilde ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Nichols Jr.

Written by

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Faith Baldwin ... (original story)
 
Samuel Ornitz ... (screenplay)
 
Edward E. Paramore Jr. ... (adaptation)
 
Edward E. Paramore Jr. ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Albert E. Levoy ... associate producer

Music by

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Alberto Colombo ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Harry J. Wild

Film Editing by

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Howard O'Neill

Editorial Department

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Murray Seldeen ... supervising editor

Art Direction by

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John Victor Mackay

Costume Design by

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Eloise

Music Department

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Alberto Colombo ... musical director
Clarence Wheeler ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Walter Compton ... publicist (uncredited)

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Also Known As
  • The Trial of Portia Merriman (United Kingdom)
  • Defesa de Mãe (Brazil)
  • Justiça (Portugal)
  • Confession (Belgium, French title)
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  • 72 min
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