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State's Attorney

Released May 20, 1932 1h 20m Drama List
Reviews Corrupt alcoholic attorney Tom Cardigan (John Barrymore) is one of the best lawyers around, commanding the courtroom like a stage and often winning his cases. Mobster Valentine Powers (William "Stage" Boyd), who employs Cardigan and put him through school, asks him to represent a woman, June Perry (Helen Twelvetrees), accused of prostitution. Cardigan agrees. But he never expected to fall for her, which is problematic since he's angling to become governor and will need the right kind of wife. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The dialogue is sharp, but the script is weak. Rated: B- Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Corrupt alcoholic attorney Tom Cardigan (John Barrymore) is one of the best lawyers around, commanding the courtroom like a stage and often winning his cases. Mobster Valentine Powers (William "Stage" Boyd), who employs Cardigan and put him through school, asks him to represent a woman, June Perry (Helen Twelvetrees), accused of prostitution. Cardigan agrees. But he never expected to fall for her, which is problematic since he's angling to become governor and will need the right kind of wife.
Director
George Archainbaud
Screenwriter
Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 20, 1932, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 3, 2016
Runtime
1h 20m
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