State's Attorney

Overview

John Barrymore is the "State's Attorney" in the RKO picture of the same name. A brilliant criminal lawyer, Barrymore counts on his underworld connections to climb the ladder of success to the Governor's chair. "Humanized" by his girlfriend Helen Twelvetrees, a former streetwalker, Barrymore decides at long last to go straight, making mincemeat of his one-time mob patron William "Stage" Boyd in a thrilling courtroom finale. Barrymore's longtime drinking crony Gene Fowler collaborated on the script of State's ...
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Overview

John Barrymore is the "State's Attorney" in the RKO picture of the same name. A brilliant criminal lawyer, Barrymore counts on his underworld connections to climb the ladder of success to the Governor's chair. "Humanized" by his girlfriend Helen Twelvetrees, a former streetwalker, Barrymore decides at long last to go straight, making mincemeat of his one-time mob patron William "Stage" Boyd in a thrilling courtroom finale. Barrymore's longtime drinking crony Gene Fowler collaborated on the script of State's Attorney with gangster-saga scrivener Rowland Brown. The film was remade and extensively sanitized as Criminal Lawyer in 1937.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2012
  • UPC: 883316487990
  • Original Release: 1931
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,109

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Barrymore Tom Cardigan
Helen Twelvetrees June Perry
Jill Esmond Lillian Ulrich
Mary Duncan Nora Dean
Oscar Apfel Ulrich
Raul Roulien Senor Alvarado
Ralph Ince Defense Attorney
Frederick Burton Judge
Leon Waycoff [Ames] Prosecutor
William "Stage" Boyd Vanny Powers
Albert Conti Mario
C. Henry Gordon Attorney Grey
Paul Hurst Captain Morgan
J.M. Kerrigan Coachman
Nat Pendleton Boxer
Lee Phelps Bartender
Ethel Sutherland
Technical Credits
George Archainbaud Director
Rowland Brown Screenwriter
Carroll Clark Art Director
Gene Fowler Screenwriter
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Charles L. Kimball Editor
James K. McGuinness Associate Producer
David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Leo Tover Cinematographer
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