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The Spellbinder (1939)

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69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his daughter, misled by her father's courtroom performance, ...See moreJed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his daughter, misled by her father's courtroom performance, but unaware of his back-room tactics, marries the killer her father has just unjustly save from the electric chair. What's a poor father to do? Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
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Joseph Anthony (story) | Thomas Lennon (screenplay) | Joseph Fields (screenplay) (as Joseph A. Fields)
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Updated Jul 28, 1939

Release date
Jul 28, 1939 (United States)

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40 cast members
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Lee Tracy
Jed Marlowe Jed Marlowe   See fewer
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Barbara Read
Janet Marlowe Janet Marlowe   See fewer
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Patric Knowles
Tom Dixon Tom Dixon   See fewer
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Allan Lane
Steve Kindal Steve Kindal   See fewer
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Linda Hayes
Miss Simpson Miss Simpson   See fewer
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Morgan Conway
Mr. Carrington Mr. Carrington   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
Judge Butler - Second Trial Judge Butler - Second Trial   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Third Trial Judge Third Trial Judge   See fewer
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Robert Strange
First Trial Judge First Trial Judge   See fewer
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Elliott Sullivan
Harry 'Ice Box' Swinnerty Harry 'Ice Box' Swinnerty   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Harry Beldon - Saxophone Player Harry Beldon - Saxophone Player   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Court Clerk - Second Trial (uncredited) Court Clerk - Second Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Clute
Dr. Hillary Schunk (uncredited) Dr. Hillary Schunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Conklin
Courtroom Extra (uncredited) Courtroom Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde Dilson
Duffy - Second Trial Bailiff (uncredited) Duffy - Second Trial Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julia Faye
Courtroom Extra (uncredited) Courtroom Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Nightclub Extra (uncredited) Nightclub Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
J.J. Henkins - Auditor (uncredited) J.J. Henkins - Auditor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Tom - Taxi Driver (uncredited) Tom - Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Courtroom Extra (uncredited) Courtroom Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle Hodgins
First Marriage License Clerk (uncredited) First Marriage License Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Court Policeman at Door (uncredited) Court Policeman at Door (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Kelly
Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Lloyd
Mrs. Raymond - School Headmistress (uncredited) Mrs. Raymond - School Headmistress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McGuire
Juror - First Trial (uncredited) Juror - First Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Mitchell
Policeman Testifying at Third Trial (uncredited) Policeman Testifying at Third Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Second Marriage License Clerk (uncredited) Second Marriage License Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Noisom
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Club 88 Doorman (uncredited) Club 88 Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Powell
Juror - First Trial (uncredited) Juror - First Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leona Roberts
Mrs. Jenkins (uncredited) Mrs. Jenkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Reporter at Third Trial (uncredited) Reporter at Third Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Sutton
Miss Burke - aka Ice Box's Wife (uncredited) Miss Burke - aka Ice Box's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harland Tucker
Kendall's Editor (uncredited) Kendall's Editor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Official from D.A.'s Office (uncredited) Official from D.A.'s Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Weidler
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 70 votes