Main Street Lawyer (1939)
APPROVED · 1h 12min · Crime, Drama, Romance · 3 November 1939
Flossie, girl friend of gangster Tony Marco, is released from the state penitentiary. With Marco and Ballou, his lawyer, she goes to Corinthia to deliver a letter to "Link" Boggs, from her cell-mate who died while in the prison. The woman had been sent to prison by Boggs, and there had given birth to a baby daughter. Boggs adopted the child, named her Honey, and had bought her up as his own. District Attorney Boggs enrages John Ralston, virtual owner of the town, when Boggs refuses to prosecute a Ralston employee who had stolen his week's wages two days before payday because he needed it to meet payment on a new stove for his mother. Ralston threatens to have Boggs recalled. The court-room scene is witnessed by Marco's group, and Ballou seen an opportunity to keep Marco from prison, who has been indicted in the Big City by District Attorney Donnelly, by getting a change of venue. Ballou takes the letter so he can use the information about Honey to blackmail Boggs.
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Director(s): Dudley MurphyCast: Edward Ellis, Anita Louise, Robert Baldwin