Counsellor at Law

Counsellor at Law
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
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Starring , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 11/22/2002
"...William Wyler's first important movie is arguably the only one that gave Drew's grandpop a screen showcase to flex the dramatic skills that enthralled stage audiences....The movie has a pace that crackles..."

Product Description:

Hollywood legend John Barrymore stars in this edgy pre-code drama as George Simon, a powerful New York lawyer who counts some of the city's most wealthy and influential figures among his clients. Simon, however, uses his position to engage in dubious insider trading and to bilk his wealthy clients out of thousands of dollars to help out those who live in working-class neighborhoods like he did while growing up. When his Robin Hood practices are discovered by a political enemy, Simon finds himself confronted with past indiscretions that could have him disbarred. As this public disgrace ruins his private life, Simon falls back on his prodigious legal talents to uphold his reputation with the help of only his loving secretary.

Adapted by Elmer Rice from his own play and directed by William Wyler (ROMAN HOLIDAY, BEN-HUR), COUNSELLOR AT LAW is a thought-provoking drama that exposes the shaky moral and ethical ground that lawyers must tread upon. Long considered one of the finest films made about the American legal system, COUNSELLOR AT LAW ranks among Wyler's finest films.

Plot Keywords:

Law / Lawyers | Politics | Theatrical Release

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Some Things Don't Change Much Movie Lover: from Walnut Creek, CA US -- January, 24, 2009

This is a fabulous movie about a high-profile, high-power boutique small law firm with offices in the then-new Empire State Building. A great portrait of the stress and busy-ness of law practice and the instant decision-making required. Good social commentary of an outsider- a Jewish lawyer married into the WASP elite, really only good as a servant- but ultimately a good servant serving on his own terms. The interspersed socialist commentary is badly dated, but still interesting.

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