State's Attorney

State's Attorney

Director: George Archainbaud

Cast: George Archainbaud, John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond

     
 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2012
UPC:
0883316487990
Original Release:
1931
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:19:00
Sales rank:
39,212

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
J.M. Kerrigan Coachman
Ethel Sutherland Actor
Albert Conti Mario
Paul Hurst Captain Morgan
Nat Pendleton Boxer
Lee Phelps Bartender
C. Henry Gordon Attorney Grey

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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