Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Robert Florey|
|Edited by||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Disbarred is a 1939 film about a crooked lawyer starring Gail Patrick and Robert Preston. The supporting cast includes Otto Kruger, Virginia Vale and Sidney Toler. The movie was directed by film noir specialist Robert Florey.
Tyler Craden is disbarred by the legal profession after destroying evidence against his client, gangster Mardeen, following the murder of a cop.
While on vacation, Craden ends up in a town where a murder trial is taking place. He is impressed by defense attorney Joan Carroll and gets her a job with a firm run by Roberts, a corrupt pal of his.
Bradley Kent, an honest prosecutor, is both rival and suitor to Joan. She rejects marriage proposals from Kent and Craden both, but joins the district attorney's office to fight crime. Mardeen turns up and tries to blackmail Craden, who shoots him. The DA arrests Craden and Roberts, which frees Joan to continue her work and also to marry Kent.
- Gail Patrick as Joan Carroll
- Robert Preston as Bradley Kent
- Otto Kruger as Tyler Craden
- Sidney Toler as G.L. 'Mardy' Mardeen
- Helen MacKellar as Abbey Tennant
- Virginia Dabney as Miss Gita LaRue
- Clay Clement as Attorney Roberts
- Frank M. Thomas as D.A. Blanchard
- John Hart as Reporter
- Virginia Vale as Stewardess (as "Dorothy Howe")
- Gates, Phillippa (2011). Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film, p. 355. State University of New York Press.
|This 1930s drama film-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|