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Lawyer Man (1932) -- (Movie Clip) I'm A Charter Member Feeling frisky after an unexpected offer to join a fancy uptown law firm, Lower East Side lawyer Tony (William Powell) is surprised to find the babe he’s ogling is his own savvy secretary Olga (Joan Blondell), their dinner date ensuing, William Dieterle directing, in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932.
Lawyer Man (1932) -- (Movie Clip) He Could Hide Behind A Circular Staircase His career apparently soaring, as a new partner in an uptown firm, lawyer Tony (William Powell) with barkeep Mike (John Sheehan) gets buttonholed by Gilmurry (David Landau), whom he just skewered in court, then gets his head turned by showgirl Jenny (Claire Dodd), Sheila Terry her wing-gal, in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932.
Lawyer Man (1932) -- (Movie Clip) It Takes A Good Man After beating uptown corporate lawyer Bentley (Alan Dinehart) in court, William Powell, a shade less suave than usual as Lower East Side lawyer Tony, is surprised to be invited to visit, and still more to be offered a gig, early in Warner Bros.’ Lawyer Man, 1932, also starring Joan Blondell, from a Max Trell novel.
Hard To Handle (1933) -- (Movie Clip) It Ain't Humanely Possible Joining director Mervyn LeRoy’s breakneck opening, Allen Jenkins the MC at an outrageous Hollywood dance marathon, the last two couples standing are (second-billed) Mary Brian with Matt McHugh and Sterling Holloway with Mary Doran, before we meet the promoter, above-the-title billed James Cagney as Lefty, in Warner Bros.’ Hard To Handle, 1933.
Hard To Handle (1933) -- (Movie Clip) The Public Is Like A Cow All pace in the first scene for star James Cagney as Hollywood PR man Lefty, backstage at his dance marathon contest, scheming with his pretty distracted partner Mac (John Sheehan), in Hard To Handle, 1933, story by Houston Branch, screenplay by Bob Lord and Wilson Mizner.
Hard To Handle (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Your Mother Doesn't Own A Gun, Does She? Hollywood widow landlady Ruth Donnelly is looking to scam a furniture buyer (William H. Strauss) while her daughter Ruth (Mary Brian) is still soaking her feet, after winning a dance marathon, with some help from her promoter boyfriend Lefty (James Cagney), who was himself robbed of the prize she was supposed to get, in Hard To Handle, 1933.
Little Giant, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Make Out Like You Don't Know Me Snubbed at their Santa Monica hotel, pursuing the straight life, mob boss Bugs (Edward G. Robinson) and pal Al (Russell Hopton) make a plan, soon meeting snooty Polly (Helen Vinson), in Roy Del Ruth's crime comedy The Little Giant, 1933.
20,000 Years In Sing Sing -- (Movie Clip) Make It Snappy First of many genuine location shots from the prison at Ossining, NY, as cocky gangster Tommy (Spencer Tracy), with pals led by lawyer Finn (Louis Calhern) arrives to check in, opening Warner Bros.' 20,000 Years In Sing Sing, 1932, also starring Bette Davis.
One Way Passage -- (Movie Clip) Paradise Cocktail Camera by Robert Kurrle, nice turn as the bartender by Mike Donlin, as principals Dan (William Powell) and Joan (Kay Francis) meet in a Hong Kong bar, early in director Tay Garnett's One Way Passage, 1932.
20,000 Years In Sing Sing -- (Movie Clip) You're Still My Girl Inmates Bud (Lyle Talbot) and worried Tommy (Spencer Tracy) receiving visitors, girlfriend Fay (Bette Davis, looking even cuter having dressed down this time), then working in the prison shoe factory, in 20,000 Year In Sing Sing, 1932.
20,000 Years In Sing Sing -- (Movie Clip) Foaming At The Mouth Gangster inmate Tommy (Spencer Tracy) at work busting rocks when girlfriend Fay (Bette Davis, her first scene) arrives for a visit, saucy language as he complains about her looking too sexy, in 20,000 Years In Sing Sing, 1932.
20,000 Years In Sing Sing -- (Movie Clip) I'm Still Pretty Tough Bud (Lyle Talbot) and fellow inmates in guard uniforms find their big escape thwarted, the warden (Arthur Byron) and staff arriving, visiting later with chastened Tommy (Spencer Tracy), some shots from the actual prison, in 20,000 Years In Sing Sing, 1932.