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  • Society Lawyer (1939)
  • Passed
    77 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
Society Lawyer (1939)
Passed
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)
Composer
Cinematographer
George J. Folsey (photographed by) (as George Folsey)
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Release date
Mar 21, 1939 (United States)

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Cast

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