Saturday, January 28, 2017

Portia on Trial (1937)

Academy Awards, USA 1938

Best Music, Score
Alberto Colombo (head of department)
Score by Alberto Colombo.

Republic Pictures
Directed by George Nichols Jr.
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A female lawyer takes the case of a woman accused of shooting her fiance. However, she also has personal motives, since the fiance was also the father of her child years ago. He shows up not knowing that fact, but after a dance at a party she let's him know. Anyway, this all comes out at the trial that concludes the film. Some crisp dialogue and early feminism might elevate this slightly, but the melodrama is first and foremost.

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