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, romance

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.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): apartment, auction, aunt, banker, bankruptcy, based on novel, board meeting, chess, country club, decoy, detective, escape, explosive, false accusation, father daughter relationship, fingerprint, frame up, guard, gunfire, murder, police inspector, reporter, robbery, safe, secret document, swindler, vigilante

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: 7
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 4
Total gestures: 1
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 14


Name Uses Variants
Mystery 5 4
An Armchair With An Armful of You 3 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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