Counsellor at Law
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 5, 2002
- Originally Released: 1933
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
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Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon & Isabel Jewell|
|Performer:||Melvyn Douglas, Thelma Todd, Isabel Jewell & Doris Kenyon|
|Directed by||William Wyler|
|Screenwriting by||Elmer Rice|
"...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..."
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.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2 ratings.
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.