Counsel for Crime (1937)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Otto Kruger once again plays a dynamic, bombastic attorney in Columbia's Counsel for Crime. Kruger plays William Mellon, a shifty shyster whose underhanded methods loses him the love of his sweetheart Anne (Nana Bryant), who subsequently marries a powerful senator (Thurston Hall). What Mellon doesn't know is that Anne has borne him a son, whom the senator has adopted. Reaching adulthood, Paul (Douglass Montgomery) opts for a legal career himself, taking a clerical job with his own father's firm. In typical "B"-picture, Mellon is charged with murdering one of his more odious clients -- and Paul is appointed prosecuting attorney in the case.

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alibi, conviction, courtroom, criminal, District-Attorney, father, gangster, generation-gap, imprisonment, investigation, killing, lawyer, life-sentence, murder, prosecutor, son