The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this well-executed courtroom drama, a Broadway chorine is accused of stabbing her wealthy boy friend to death. The girl is defended by her good friend. During the trial, the lawyer refrains from cross-examining the witnesses. This enrages the dancer's younger brother, who has just passed the bar exam. Her friend suddenly drops her case and allows her little brother to take over. In the end, it is discovered that the girl was a golddigger who used the money from her affairs to finance her brother's expensive education. This does not stop the younger brother from building his case and eventually proving her innocence. Thanks to him, the real killer is exposed and justice prevails.

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brother, courtroom, education, false-accusation, finances, friendship, investigation, killing, lawyer, loot, mistress, murder, playboy, sister, stabbing, tactics, trial [courtroom], witness