Behind the Green Lights (1935)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ruthless criminal attorney Raymond Cortell (Sidney Blackmer) is not above bending and twisting the law to suit his purposes, making him a well-paid pariah amongst his peers. Practically the only person who believes that Cortell's tactics are ethical is his faithful assistant Mary (Judith Allen), the daughter of police-lieutenant Jim Kennedy (Purnell Pratt). Mary finally gets a wake-up call when a criminal whom she's helped to acquit shoots down her father during a robbery. She then switches her allegiance to young detective Dave Britten (Norman Foster), who's been waiting a long time to get the goods on the unscrupulous Cortell. Behind the Green Lights was Mascot Pictures' next-to-last feature production before the studio was reorganized as Republic.

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bad-guy, detective, good-guy, government-contract, horse, investigation, Native-American, outlaw [Western], police, private-detective, robbery, trust