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Society Lawyer (1939)

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77 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

Society lawyer Christopher Durant agrees to defend his friend Phil Siddall when Siddall is arrested for the murder of an ex-girlfriend. With the help of nightclub singer Pat Abbott and crime boss Tony Gazotti (a former client), Durant ...See moreSociety lawyer Christopher Durant agrees to defend his friend Phil Siddall when Siddall is arrested for the murder of an ex-girlfriend. With the help of nightclub singer Pat Abbott and crime boss Tony Gazotti (a former client), Durant launches his own investigation of the murder in order to prove his friend's innocence. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
Frances Goodrich (screen play) | Albert Hackett (screen play) | Leon Gordon (screen play) | Hugo Butler (screen play) | Arthur Somers Roche (from a story by)
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George J. Folsey (photographed by)
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Release date
Mar 21, 1939 (United States)

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47 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Walter Pidgeon
Christopher Durant Christopher Durant   See fewer
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Virginia Bruce
Pat Abbott Pat Abbott   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
Tony Gazotti Tony Gazotti   See fewer
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Eduardo Ciannelli
Jim Crelliman Jim Crelliman   See fewer
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Lee Bowman
Phil Siddall Phil Siddall   See fewer
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Frances Mercer
Sue Leonard Sue Leonard   See fewer
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Ann Morriss
Judy Barton Judy Barton   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
Lieutenant Stevens Lieutenant Stevens   See fewer
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Edward Brophy
Max (as Edward S. Brophy) Max (as Edward S. Brophy)   See fewer
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Clarence Kolb
Mr. Leonard Mr. Leonard   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Henry V. Adams Henry V. Adams   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Schmidt Schmidt   See fewer
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Paul Guilfoyle
Murtock Murtock   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
City Editor City Editor   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Desk Clerk (uncredited) Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Drew Demorest
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Police Photographer (uncredited) Police Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Elliott
Durant's Cook (uncredited) Durant's Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Fiske
Lefty - Crelliman's Henchman (uncredited) Lefty - Crelliman's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Fleischmann
Plainclothes Detective (uncredited) Plainclothes Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Mary Trimworth - Durant's Secretary (uncredited) Mary Trimworth - Durant's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jennifer Gray
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited) Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Politician at the Bar (uncredited) Politician at the Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon Hart
Coroner (uncredited) Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leyland Hodgson
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Humphrey
Connelly (uncredited) Connelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
District Attorney (uncredited) District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethelreda Leopold
Blonde in Outer Law Office (uncredited) Blonde in Outer Law Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sharon Lewis
Gangster's Moll (uncredited) Gangster's Moll (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Plainclothes Detective (uncredited) Plainclothes Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Man in Outer Law Office (uncredited) Man in Outer Law Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Regan
Second Cab Driver (uncredited) Second Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Plainclothes Detective (uncredited) Plainclothes Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Sully
First Cab Driver (uncredited) First Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferris Taylor
Newspaper Printing Foreman (uncredited) Newspaper Printing Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Crelliman's Henchman (uncredited) Crelliman's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Whitehead
Joe - Conklin's Place Waiter (uncredited) Joe - Conklin's Place Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Wilton
Gazotti's Valet (uncredited) Gazotti's Valet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Yarbo
Sadie - Judy's Maid (uncredited) Sadie - Judy's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 182 votes