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The Public Defender (1931)

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69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal. Using meticulous planning and split-second timing...See moreRich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal. Using meticulous planning and split-second timing, Pike, along with his associates, the erudite 'Professor' and tough-guy scrapper 'Doc', attempt to find proof that will clear Gerry and identify the real culprits. Written by Doug Sederberg See less
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Writers
George Goodchild (by) | Bernard Schubert (adaptation and dialogue)
Cinematographer
Edward Cronjager (photographed by)
Editor
Archie Marshek (as Archie F. Marshek)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 31, 1931

Release date
Aug 1, 1931 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Richard Dix
Pike Winslow Pike Winslow   See fewer
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Shirley Grey
Barbara Gerry Barbara Gerry   See fewer
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Purnell Pratt
John Kirk John Kirk   See fewer
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Ruth Weston
Rose Harmer Rose Harmer   See fewer
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Edmund Breese
Frank Wells Frank Wells   See fewer
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Frank Sheridan
Charles Harmer Charles Harmer   See fewer
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Alan Roscoe
Inspector Malcolm O'Neill Inspector Malcolm O'Neill   See fewer
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Boris Karloff
The Professor The Professor   See fewer
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Nella Walker
Aunt Matilda Aunt Matilda   See fewer
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Carl Gerard
Cyrus Pringle Cyrus Pringle   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Detective Brady (as Robert Emmet O'Connor) Detective Brady (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)   See fewer
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Phillips Smalley
Thomas Drake (as Phillip Smalley) Thomas Drake (as Phillip Smalley)   See fewer
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Symona Boniface
Auction Attendee (uncredited) Auction Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Country Club Guest (uncredited) Country Club Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
The Waiter (uncredited) The Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
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Bill Elliott
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William Halligan
Lyn Austin - Auctioneer (uncredited) Lyn Austin - Auctioneer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rochelle Hudson
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter James
Police Captain Anderson (uncredited) Police Captain Anderson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arline Judge
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett King
Eugene Gerry (uncredited) Eugene Gerry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Broderick O'Farrell
Investigator for Board of Directors (uncredited) Investigator for Board of Directors (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
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Dick Rush
Police Detective Burns (uncredited) Police Detective Burns (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Wix
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6.4 / 10 | 178 votes