Criminal Lawyer (1937 film)

1937 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Criminal Lawyer is a 1937 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne from a screenplay by G. V. Atwater and Thomas Lennon, based on a story by Louis Stevens. The film stars Lee Tracy, Margot Grahame and Eduardo Ciannelli. RKO produced the film and premiered it on January 26, 1937 in New York City, with a national release a few days later on January 29. It was the second time Stevens' story had been used for a film, the first being 1932's State's Attorney, starring John Barrymore and Helen Twelvetrees, directed by George Archainbaud, and also produced and released by RKO.

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Criminal Lawyer
Theatrical poster for the film
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Edward Killy
Jimmy Anderson (assistant)
Screenplay byGladys Atwater
Thomas Lennon
Story byLouis Stevens
Produced bySamuel J. Briskin
Cliff Reid
StarringLee Tracy
Margot Grahame
Eduardo Ciannelli
CinematographyDavid Abel
Edited byJack Hively
Release dates
  • January 26, 1937 (1937-01-26) (Premiere-New York City)[1]
  • January 29, 1937 (1937-01-29) (US)[1]
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States