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State's Attorney (1932 film)

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State's Attorney is a 1932 talking drama film made at RKO and starring John Barrymore
John Barrymore
John Sidney Blyth , better known as John Barrymore, was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III...

. George Archainbaud
George Archainbaud
George Archainbaud was a French-born American film and television director.-Biography:In the beginning of his career he worked on stage as an actor and manager. He came to Hollywood in 1915, and started his film career as an assistant director to Emile Chautard. In 1917 he made his directorial...

 directed and the film could more or less be considered a warm up for Barrymore when he later went to Universal to film the similar Counsellor at Law
Counsellor at Law
Counsellor at Law is a 1933 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Elmer Rice is based on his 1931 play of the same title.-Plot:...

. Remade in 1937 and 1951 both titled Criminal Lawyer.

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  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    John Sidney Blyth , better known as John Barrymore, was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III...

     - Tom Cardigan
  • Helen Twelvetrees
    Helen Twelvetrees
    Helen Twelvetrees was an American stage and screen performer, considered a top female star in the early days of sound films.- Early life and career :...

     - June Perry
  • Jill Esmond
    Jill Esmond
    Jill Esmond was an English actress and first wife of Sir Laurence Olivier.-Early life:Esmond was born Jill Esmond Moore in London, the daughter of stage actors Henry V. Esmond and Eva Moore. While her parents toured with theatre companies, Esmond spent her childhood in boarding schools until she...

     - Lillian Ulrich
  • William "Stage" Boyd - Valentine 'Vanny' Powers
  • Mary Duncan
    Mary Duncan
    Mary Duncan was an American actress.She began her career as a child actress playing on the Broadway stage from 1910. In 1926 she played the daughter "Poppy" in the smash hit and controversial play The Shanghai Gesture. Florence Reed played her mother called Mother Goddam in which Reed kills Duncan...

     - Nora Dean
  • Ralph Ince
    Ralph Ince
    Ralph Ince , was an American film director, actor and screenwriter of the silent era. He directed 171 films between 1910 and 1937. He also appeared in 110 films between 1907 and 1937....

     - Second Trial Defense Attorney
  • Albert Conti - Mario
  • Frederick Burton
    Frederick Burton (actor)
    Frederick Burton , was an American actor. He appeared in 122 films between 1914 and 1947.He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles...

     - Second Trial Judge
  • C. Henry Gordon
    C. Henry Gordon
    C. Henry Gordon was an American film actor. He appeared in 79 films between 1930 and 1940. He was a Hollywood villain of the 1930s....

     - Attorney Graves
  • Paul Hurst
    Paul Hurst (actor)
    Paul Causey Hurst was an American film actor and director.-Career:Born in Traver, California, and raised on a ranch, he appeared in hundreds of films during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. However, he got his start painting scenery as part of the backstage crew during the silent movie era...

     - Police Captain Morgan
  • Oscar Apfel
    Oscar Apfel
    Oscar C. Apfel was an American film actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He appeared in 167 films between 1913 and 1939, and also directed 94 films between 1911 and 1927.-Biography:...

    - Mr. Ulrich

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