Criminal Lawyers

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1. The Mouthpiece (1932)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

Prosecutor becomes a defense attorney after an innocent man is sent to an electric chair.

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray

Votes: 422

2. Illegal (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,428

3. Party Girl (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Lawyer Tommy Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gaye encourages him to go straight, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Votes: 2,495

4. City of Shadows (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Dan Mason, a twelve-year-old newsboy, is an expert at figuring all the angles; so, when Kink, veteran bartender at Billy's Steak House, catches him winning a big jackpot in the battered old... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Victor McLaglen, John Baer, Kathleen Crowley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 35

5. Criminal Court (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer. Although he manages to cover up his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Tom Conway, Martha O'Driscoll, June Clayworth, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 254

6. Counsellor at Law (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 1,023

7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 21,842

8. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond

Votes: 1,560

9. Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes | Stars: Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 358

10. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 23,649 | Gross: $0.01M

11. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 307

12. City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold

Votes: 997

13. The Beast of the City (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 981 | Gross: $0.89M

15. Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Helen Vinson

Votes: 585

16. The Defense Rests (1934)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

The assistant (Arthur) of a sleazy lawyer (Holt) is determined to end his cheating ways.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Nat Pendleton, Arthur Hohl

Votes: 88

17. The Nuisance (1933)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lee Tracy, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 211

18. The Law in Her Hands (1936)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Novice attorneys Mary and 'Dot' open their own practice, confident that their futures looks bright. But after months of rising debt and falling income, Mary stumbles into the employ of ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Margaret Lindsay, Glenda Farrell, Warren Hull, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 155

19. Midnight Court (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Victor Shanley had once been New York City's most-acclaimed crime-fighting, crusading District Attorney and the scourge of the underworld. But the workaholic demands of the job led him to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Ann Dvorak, John Litel, Carlyle Moore Jr., Joseph Crehan

Votes: 101

20. The Spellbinder (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane

Votes: 67

21. Criminal Lawyer (1937)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Barry Brandon, a criminal lawyer, visits the night club of Denny Larkin, his primary client, with Betty Walker, a spoiled society girl. The police raid the club and Brandon pleads that the ... See full summary »

Directors: Christy Cabanne, Edward Killy | Stars: Lee Tracy, Margot Grahame, Eduardo Ciannelli, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 144

22. Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

Three jurors are ripe for bribery by the lawyer (Richard Carlson) of a playgirl up for murder.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Laraine Day, Ricardo Montalban, Richard Carlson, June Havoc

Votes: 22

23. The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

Assistant District Attorney Stephen Forbes, an impressive orator with a long list of convictions, resigns when an innocent boy is convicted and the real murderer confesses too late. He ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: George Brent, Virginia Bruce, Brenda Marshall, Richard Barthelmess

Votes: 245

24. Portia on Trial (1937)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

Lady lawyer Portia Merryman (Frieda Inescourt) defends woebegone Elizabeth Manners (Heather Angel), who is on trial for shooting her lover Earle Condon (Neil Hamilton).

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Walter Abel, Frieda Inescort, Neil Hamilton, Heather Angel

Votes: 36

25. The Hidden Eye (1945)

69 min | Mystery

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Edward Arnold, Frances Rafferty, Ray Collins, Paul Langton

Votes: 243

26. Attorney for the Defense (1932)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

An ambitious lawyer uses circumstantial evidence to help convict an innocent man then tries to make amends with his family.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Evelyn Brent, Constance Cummings, Don Dillaway

Votes: 117

27. State's Attorney (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Drama

Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 287

28. I Stand Accused (1938)

63 min | Drama

Fred, a young lawyer fresh out of school, climbs quickly to success as the mouthpiece for a gangland mob. His friend Paul, however, reaches equally quick success - in the district ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Robert Cummings, Helen Mack, Lyle Talbot, Thomas Beck

Votes: 6

29. Main Street Lawyer (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Flossie, girl friend of gangster Tony Marco, is released from the state penitentiary. With Marco and Ballou, his lawyer, she goes to Corinthia to deliver a letter to "Link" Boggs, from her ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Edward Ellis, Anita Louise, Robert Baldwin, Harold Huber

30. Gangs of Chicago (1940)

66 min | Crime, Drama

A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Barton MacLane, Lola Lane, Ray Middleton

Votes: 34

31. The Women in His Life (1933)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A brilliant, successful criminal defense attorney's life is turned upside down when he takes on a case of a murdered woman who turns out to be an old flame who left him 10 years ago.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Otto Kruger, Una Merkel, Ben Lyon, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 149

32. The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Crime

Ambrose C. Park (Red Skelton), left on a park bench as an infant with an impulsive need to find his parents, is an assistant to a diamond cutter. Shyster lawyer Remlick (James Whitmore), in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Red Skelton, Cara Williams, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 165

33. Disbarred (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Gail Patrick, Robert Preston, Otto Kruger, Sidney Toler

Votes: 17



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