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      Lawyer Man

      1932 1h 8m Drama List
      Reviews 48% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A New York lawyer (William Powell) gains polish and power, aided by his secretary (Joan Blondell). Read More Read Less

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a briskly-paced drama that benefits substantially from the top-notch efforts of its stars... Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 13, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I enjoyed this 1933 film starring William Powell which was part of a Warner Bros. pre-Production code set. This was early in the transition to sound films and Powell was changing his persona from the heavy he often played in the silent era, to the suave charmer in comedies. Worth checking out for fans of Powell. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member "Look down there. People. Millions of them. Every guy for himself. Pushing, shoving, trampling each other, sure. City full of them. Crooked streets, and crooks. Fight, cheat, deal from the bottom. Boost the guy that's riding high, and kick the guy that's down. That's what it takes to make good here, and that's what I'll give 'em. When they kick you, kick back, only harder. Sock 'em, and if they can't take it that's their hard luck. They made a shyster out of me. Okay! I'll be the biggest, busiest shyster that ever hit this town. If they want rats, I'll be a rat, the daddy of all rats! I'll show them.... That's a long speech on an empty stomach." "That's a long speech on a nine-course dinner." A story of class/social mobility (upward and downward), professional/career advancement, petty-bourgeois vacillation. A (typical, unconvincing) petty-bourgeois fantasy. I like William Powell much better as a jewel robber than as a lawyer man. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member "I'm going to be so dirty that next to me you're going to look like you just came back from the dry cleaners!" Fun bit of pre-production code sex comedy, directed by William Dieterle and featuring the great William Powell as a womanizing lawyer, with lovestruck assistant Joan Blondell. It's not as good as something like "The Thin Man," but Blondell and Power do have chemistry and there is a lot of shockingly racy humor for a classic film, but that's what the studios could do before the production code. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member powel shines in this quickie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member powell steps out on MGM and in with blondell in this early crime drama Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A New York lawyer (William Powell) gains polish and power, aided by his secretary (Joan Blondell).
      Director
      William Dieterle
      Producer
      Hal B. Wallis
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 9, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 8m
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