For the Defense

For the Defense

Director: John Cromwell

Cast: John Cromwell, William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk

     
 

William Powell stars in this drama as William Foster, a gifted defense attorney with a gift for making cases go his way. Foster's winning record in the courtroom has earned him a colorful clientele, including several notorious criminals, but he doubts his abilities when his girlfriend Irene Manners (Kay Francis) is charged with manslaughter after a violent incident… See more details below

Overview

William Powell stars in this drama as William Foster, a gifted defense attorney with a gift for making cases go his way. Foster's winning record in the courtroom has earned him a colorful clientele, including several notorious criminals, but he doubts his abilities when his girlfriend Irene Manners (Kay Francis) is charged with manslaughter after a violent incident which occurred while she was drinking. Wanting to protect Irene, Foster tries to pull a few strings, but the results find Foster facing a five year sentence for jury tampering. While Foster certainly doesn't want to be separated from the woman he loves, he also knows that in prison he'll have to face several former clients whose defense didn't pan out. For The Defense was based in part on the true story of William Fallon, a well-known attorney of the day.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2014
UPC:
0025192235948
Original Release:
1930
Source:
Universal Mod
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:05:00
Sales rank:
38,535

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell William Foster
Kay Francis Irene Manners
Scott Kolk Defoe
William B. Davidson District Attorney Stone
Thomas E. Jackson Daly
Harry Walker Miller
Charles West Joe
Charles Sullivan Charlie
Ernie S. Adams Eddie Withers
Bertram Marburgh Judge Evans
Edward J. Le Saint Judge
Billy Bevan Drunk
Robert E. Homans Lineup Lieutenant
Kane Richmond Young Man at Speakeasy
Sid Saylor Evening Sun Reporter
James Finlayson Parrott
John Elliott McGann
George "Gabby" Hayes Ben, the waiter

Technical Credits
John Cromwell Director
Charles Furthman Original Story
Oliver H.P. Garrett Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
George Nichols Editor

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