Counsel for Romance (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Danielle Darrieux stars as a scatter-brained college coed who miraculously becomes a lawyer. Her father would prefer that she give up the law in favor of marriage, but our heroine intends to out-Portia Portia in the courtroom. She gets her big chance when she's hired to defend Henry Garat, a charming but unregenerate crook. While trying to reform her client, Darrieux falls head over heels in love with him. The story ends when Garat reveals his true identity, which takes everyone's breath away. Utterly forgettable, Avocate D'Amour (Counsel for Romance) is also infinitely charming, with both stars at their peak.

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bar-exam, career, client, con/scam, defense [military], disapproval, father, France, lawyer, love, marriage, parent, romance, seduction, smoking