Society Lawyer (1939)

Passed   |    |  Drama, Music, Mystery


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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 ... See full summary »


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13 October 2005 | Handlinghandel
5
| A White-Telephone Picture
Walter Pigeon and gangsters. OK.

The plot is good. The haunting Virginia Bruce is as good as she always was. Those pale, worried looking eyes were unique! Too bad she didn't have a true A-list career. Lee Bowman is good too, in a small but pivotal role.

The gangsters are not e believable. They are sort of goofy and sometimes comical. OK, this is not a film noir. But murder and corruption aren't cute. They are made to seem so here. It's a chic bonbon made to look like a thriller. Costume changes are the order of the day

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According to a contemporary article in The Hollywood Reporter Melvyn Douglas was slated for the lead that went to Walter Pidgeon.


Soundtracks

I'm In Love with the Honorable Mr So & So
(1939)
Music and Lyrics by
Sam Coslow
Played during the opening credits, the end credits and as background music often
Sung by Virginia Bruce (uncredited) in a nightclub
Reprised a cappella by her in Durant's apartment

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Genres

Drama | Music | Mystery | Romance

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Budget:

$232,000 (estimated)

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