The Public Defender (1931)

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Title: The Public Defender [IMDb]

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Release date: August 01, 1931
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 69 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama, mystery

Synopsis [hide]

Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal. Using meticulous planning and split-second timing, Pike, along with his associates, the erudite 'Professor' and tough-guy scrapper 'Doc', attempt to find proof that will clear Gerry and identify the real culprits.

Cast and Crew

Richard DixPike Winslow
Boris KarloffThe Professor

J. Walter Ruben: director

Max Steiner: composer

Edmund Ross: orchestrator

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:09:29
Music duration: 00:09:14
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 8
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 3
Total gestures: 1
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 14


Name Uses Variants
Mystery 4 3
An Armchair With An Armful of You 3 0
End Title 1 0
Public Defender 1 0
Violence 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses
Beautiful Thing 1
He Walked Right In, Turned Around and Walked Right Out Again 1
RKO Tower 1


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