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Society-lawyer Warner Baxter loses his prestige in the legal community when he successfully defends gangster boss Nat Pendleton. Later on, the soft-hearted Pendleton gets the opportunity to "do right" by saving Baxter's life. This redemptive move comes at the end of a complicated plot involving Baxter's efforts to save Phillips Holmes, who has been framed by nasty mobster C. Henry Gordon, from the hot seat. He is aided in this effort by Gordon's former mistress Myrna Loy, who has all of the film's best lines (When her protecter Baxter falls asleep on a couch, Loy complains "A few more nights like this and I'll be out of condition.") Also in the cast of Loy is crime-movie perennial Mae Clarke, here cast as the murder victim. Loy was later remade (and highly sanitized in the process) as Mae Clarke, with Walter Pidgeon in the Warner Baxter part. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Warner Baxter
as Jackson Durant
Myrna Loy
as Gertie Waxted
Charles Butterworth
as Layton, butler
Mae Clarke
as Mimi Montagne
Martha Sleeper
as Sue Leonard
Nat Pendleton
as Tony Grazotti
George E. Stone
as Tim Murtoch
Robert E. O'Connor
as Lt. Stevens
Raymond Hatton
as Bodyguard
Theresa Harris
as Lily, Mimi's Maid
Samuel S. Hinds
as Durant's Law Partner
Lee Phelps
as Cop
Guy Usher
as City Editor
Theresa Harris
as Lily, Mimi's Maid
Lee Phelps
as Cop
Samuel S. Hinds
as Durant's Law Partner


W.S. Van Dyke
Hunt Stromberg
Frances Goodrich
Albert Hackett
Lucien Andriot
Harold Hal Rosson
Dr. William Axt
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Toluboff
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Costume Designer