Lawyer Man

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Lawyer Man
Theatrical Poster
Directed by William Dieterle
Written by Book:
Max Trell
Rian James
James Seymour
Starring William Powell
Joan Blondell
Cinematography Robert Kurrle
Edited by Thomas Pratt
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
  • January 7, 1933 (1933-01-07)
Running time 72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Lawyer Man is a 1933 Warner Bros. drama film directed by William Dieterle. The story is based on the novel by Max Trell and the film stars William Powell and Joan Blondell.

By the time of the release, several actors were credited in the studio, but were not seen in the film. These include actors like Edward Arnold, Harold Huber and Henry Armetta.


Anton Adam is a lawyer who has just got a client acquitted against the uptown New York lawyer Granville Bentley. Granville offers the poor lawyer partnership and he accepts. Anton's faithful secretary Olga Michaels isn't delighted to see Anton disrespecting the law. His downfall comes when he meets the beautiful Virginia, an actress who is introduced as a woman whose doctor has abandoned her and now seeks help.

Anton sues Dr. Gresham, but Virginia soon calls him she wants to drop the charges. He responds with anger, which Virginia records. Now, Anton is sued for blackmail and must face a tough jury. He loses his partnership with Bentley and he decides to become ruthless. With only his secretary on his side, Anton returns to his old neighbourhood to set up an honest legal practice.


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