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Mr. District Attorney (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 27 March 1941 (USA)
First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

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Cast overview:
... P. Cadwallader Jones
... Terry Parker
... Paul Hyde
... District Attorney Tom F. Winton
... Arthur Barret
... Herman Winkle
Joan Blair ... Betty Paradise
... Hazelton - Barrett's Aide
Alan Edwards ... Grew
George Watts ... Judge White
Sarah Edwards ... Miss Petherby
Helen Brown ... Mrs. Paul Hyde
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First screen version of the popular radio series, followed by two sequels.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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El fantasma asesino  »

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New York Times 17 April 1941 described it as "the worst bad picture of the year." See more »

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Followed by Secrets of the Underground (1942) See more »

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Screwball Noir
5 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is a few steps up from the Lippert films which predominate the Forgotten Noir Vol. 4 series. It's a Republic Film offering a much better cast than the Lippert films, including: Dennis O'Keefe, Peter Lorre and character actors Charles Halton, Dick O'Neil, Norma Varden and Grady Sutton. Mr. District Attorney doesn't take itself as seriously as the others and has a strong comedic edge to it. It's like a combination of screwball comedy and film noir. Story involves graft perpetrated by Lorre and a wacky reporter and rookie D.A. O'Keefe vying to solve the case. The cast helps move the proceedings along. One of the odder efforts in Forgotten Noir Vol. 4.


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