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Disbarred (1939)

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58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by the way Joan Carroll handled a small-town murder, ...See moreThe Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by the way Joan Carroll handled a small-town murder, poses as a real estate agent and offers to get her into a law firm of a friend of his. Placed in the office of Roberts, running a front for Cradon, Joan is taught every trick of the trade. With her cases all prepared for her, she goes from one courtroom victory to another, soon becoming the darling of the underworld and the despair of all law-enforcing authorities. Her performances impress the young assistant district attorney, Bradley Kent, and they begin a budding romance in spite of the fact that Kent criticizes her connections. But when Roberts asks her to defend a notorious racketeer who has murdered a policeman, she realizes that Kent was right and immediately joins the district attorney's office as a deputy. Learning that the authorities are on Roberts' trail, she goes to see Cradon, whom she still believes to be a hard-working, honest real estate agent, to warn him about the kind of company he is keeping. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Lillie Hayward (screenplay) | Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert R. Presnell) | Harry Sauber (based on story by)
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Editor
Arthur P. Schmidt (as Arthur Schmidt)
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Updated Jan 6, 1939

Release date
Jan 6, 1939 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Gail Patrick
Joan Carroll Joan Carroll   See fewer
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Robert Preston
Bradley Kent Bradley Kent   See fewer
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Otto Kruger
Tyler Craden Tyler Craden   See fewer
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Sidney Toler
G.L. 'Mardy' Mardeen G.L. 'Mardy' Mardeen   See fewer
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Helen MacKellar
Abbey Tennant Abbey Tennant   See fewer
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Virginia Dabney
Miss Gita LaRue Miss Gita LaRue   See fewer
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Eddie Marr
Harp Harrigan (as Edward Marr) Harp Harrigan (as Edward Marr)   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Jackson Jackson   See fewer
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Clay Clement
Attorney Roberts Attorney Roberts   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
Dist. Atty. G.H. Blanchard Dist. Atty. G.H. Blanchard   See fewer
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John Hart
First Reporter First Reporter   See fewer
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Harry Worth
Second Reporter Second Reporter   See fewer
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Virginia Vale
Airline Stewardess (as Dorothy Howe) Airline Stewardess (as Dorothy Howe)   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Counterman (uncredited) Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry A. Bailey
Witness (uncredited) Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Schaeffer (uncredited) Schaeffer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fritzi Brunette
Joan's Maid (uncredited) Joan's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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A.S. 'Pop' Byron
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dolores Casey
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cecil
2nd Jury Foreman (uncredited) 2nd Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Ballistics Expert (uncredited) Ballistics Expert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Costello
Frightened Juror (uncredited) Frightened Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheila Darcy
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Small-Town Juror (uncredited) Small-Town Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Elliott
L.M. Curron (uncredited) L.M. Curron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Stone (uncredited) Stone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Frazer
Brimmer (uncredited) Brimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Holden
Office Worker (uncredited) Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter James
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gwen Kenyon
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brady Kline
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Knoche
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kate Drain Lawson
Rawboned Country Woman (uncredited) Rawboned Country Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murdock MacQuarrie
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Mathews
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
2nd Bailiff (uncredited) 2nd Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
Prowler (uncredited) Prowler (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Pierce
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Roach
Brimmer's Frightened Witness (uncredited) Brimmer's Frightened Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Robinson
Marion Mason (uncredited) Marion Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Rogers
Club Girl (uncredited) Club Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Roquemore
Chicago Passenger (uncredited) Chicago Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archie Twitchell
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Hotel Cashier (uncredited) Hotel Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janet Waldo
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luana Walters
Office Worker (uncredited) Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Warren
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Weigel
Warehouse Watchman (uncredited) Warehouse Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat West
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited) Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 28 votes