The Spellbinder (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime drama, a shyster lawyer makes his living earning acquittals for his guilty clients. Most recently he freed a powerful crime lord. He comes to regret this when his daughter falls in love with the gangster. Despite his efforts to dissuade the criminal from pursuing the relationship, the gangster does. The desperate lawyer then kills the gangster and soon finds himself on trial for murder.

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bad-guy-turns-good, criminal, daughter, electric-chair, enemy, father, freedom, gangster, killing, lawyer, love, trial [courtroom]