Counsel for Crime

Release date: 10. 14. 1937
Release year: 1937
Type: movie
Rating: 7/10
Runtime: 61 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance,
Language: English,
Country: USA,



Law school graduate Paul Maddox, adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox, accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon, brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. Maddox is actually Paul's real mother, although neither the Senator nor Paul know it, and Bill Mellon is his father. Yes, it is one of "those" plots. Paul is at first critical of Mellon's sharp practices, but he relents when Ann McItyre convinces him it's all within the law, a fact most law school graduates would have learned in law school. Gambler Georgie Evans comes to Mellon and tells him he has just killed Harrison, another underworld character, and insists it was in self defense. Mellon coaches Evans in how to tell his story to the police, then sends him to police headquarters to give himself up, and then assigns Paul to follow up on the case. While Evans and Paul are on separate routes to the police station... Written by Les Adams <>  

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Otto Kruger->William Mellon, Douglass Montgomery->Paul Maddox, Julie Bishop->Ann McIntyre (as Jacqueline Wells), Thurston Hall->Sen. Maddox, Nana Bryant->Mrs. Maddox, Gene Morgan->Friday, Marc Lawrence->Edwin Mitchell, Robert Warwick->Asa Stewart, Stanley Fields->George Evans,


Harold Shumate, Fred Niblo Jr.,


John Brahm,

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