Within the Law (1939)

Genres - Crime  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime drama, a thieving employee sticks her stolen goods into the locker of a co-worker and causes all sorts of trouble. The stolen items are found in the locker of a store clerk who ends up imprisoned. The store owner's son knows that she is innocent, but he says nothing. The enraged clerk spends her three imprisoned years studying law and learns all about the ins and outs of legal loopholes. Upon her release, she begins using her new-found knowledge. She also tries to seduce the owner's son. Despite her vengeful efforts, the poor woman makes a lousy criminal and again is punished.

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accusation, clerk, criminal, false-accusation, frame-up, prison, revenge, robbery, seduction, trial [courtroom]