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The Final Edition (1932); Attorney for the Defense (1932)

The Final Edition (1932)
January 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm

The Final Edition (1932)

Directed by Howard Higgin

When the crusading local police commissioner is murdered, intrepid newspaperwoman Anne Woodman (Mae Clarke) uses her sleuthing skills, feminine wiles and a racy black bathing suit to go after the notorious racketeer responsible for the crime, securing both the scoop and the heart of her hot-tempered editor (Pat O’Brien) in this briskly wisecracking caper.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Screenwriter: Dorothy Howell. Cinematographer: Benjamin Kline. Editor: Jack Dennis. Cast: Pat O’Brien, Mae Clarke, Mary Doran, Bradley Page, Morgan Wallace.

35mm, b/w, 66 min.

Attorney for the Defense (1932)

Directed by Irving Cummings

After his court arguments send an innocent man to his death, remorseful prosecutor William J. Burton (Edmund Lowe) becomes a defense attorney and takes the wronged man’s son under his wing, but their bond is tested when Burton’s two-timing ex-lover (Evelyn Brent) surfaces.  Her scheming seduction results in a dead body and a tense drama, as Burton struggles to atone for past mistakes.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Harry Cohn. Screenwriter: Jo Swerling. Cinematographer: Teddy Tetzlaff.  Editor: Gene Havlick. Cast: Edmund Lowe, Evelyn Brent, Constance Cummings, Donald Dilloway, Bradley Page.

35mm, b/w, 70 min.