State’s Attorney (1932)

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Title: State’s Attorney [IMDb]

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Release date: May 05, 1932
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 79 minutes
IMDB genres: drama

Synopsis [hide]

Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would be even more useful to him as District Attorney, which he arranges with surprising ease...despite Tom's warning that "if I go on the other side, I'll stay there." Soon, Tom's ambition leads him to ditch June for the daughter of political boss Ulric. The crisis arrives when Powers goes on trial for a killing...witnessed by June.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): alcoholism, courtroom, district attorney, ex convict, gangster, law, marriage annulment, mistress, murder, murder confession, prostitution, trial

Cast and Crew

John BarrymoreTom Cardigan
Helen TwelvetreesJune Perry
Jill EsmondLillian Ulrich
William BoydValentine 'Vinny' Powers
Mary DuncanNora Dean
C. Henry GordonAttorney Grey
Oscar ApfelMr. Ulrich
Ralph InceDefense Attorney
Albert ContiMario
Frederick BurtonThe Judge
Paul HurstCaptain Morgan

George Archainbaud: director

Max Steiner: composer

Ray Heindorf: orchestrator

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:19:15
Music duration: 00:06:10
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 12
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 3
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 17


Name Uses Variants
Blues 4 3
Bluesy Transition 1 0
The Sidewalks of New York 1 0
Transition 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses
Beer Glasses 3
Bibelot 1
Business in F 1
Na Moku Eha 1
RKO Tower 1
Stack o’ Lee Blues 1
Wedding March 1
When I am Dead 1