Main Street Lawyer (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 3 November 1939 (USA)
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

Writers:

Harry Hamilton (story "Alexander Lincoln Boggs"), Joseph Krumgold (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Ellis ... Abraham Lincoln 'Link' Boggs
Anita Louise ... Honey Boggs
Robert Baldwin ... Tom Morris
Harold Huber ... Tony Marco
Clem Bevans ... Zeke
Margaret Hamilton ... Lucy, Boggs' Housekeeper
Beverly Roberts ... Flossie
Henry Kolker ... Donnelly, District Attorney
Willard Robertson ... John Ralston
Richard Lane ... Ballou, Marco's Lawyer
Ferris Taylor ... Trial Judge
Wallis Clark Wallis Clark ... Reynolds
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Storyline

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 cell-mate who died while in the prison. The woman had been sent to prison by Boggs, and there had given birth to a baby daughter. Boggs adopted the child, named her Honey, and had bought her up as his own. District Attorney Boggs enrages John Ralston, virtual owner of the town, when Boggs refuses to prosecute a Ralston employee who had stolen his week's wages two days before payday because he needed it to meet payment on a new stove for his mother. Ralston threatens to have Boggs recalled. The court-room scene is witnessed by Marco's group, and Ballou seen an opportunity to keep Marco from prison, who has been indicted in the Big City by District Attorney Donnelly, by getting a change of venue. Ballou takes the letter so he can use the information about Honey to blackmail Boggs. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

GANGLAND MEETS ITS MASTER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Defensor do Povo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as When Gangland Strikes (1956) See more »

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