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William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning acquittals, and having decisions reversed, thus springing criminals out of prison. He is romantically involved with dancer Irene Manners, who is two-timing him, although she wants to marry him. She kills a man driving while out with her other man, Jack Defoe, who takes the blame. Unfortunately, a ring Foster had just given Irene is found at the crime scene. Foster ends up defending Jack, but when the ring is found, he thinks he is protecting Irene, so pleads guilty to jury tampering.

  1. John Cromwell

    Director

  2. Jules Furthman

    Story

  3. Oliver H.P. Garrett

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Powell

    William Powell

    William Foster

  2. Kay Francis

    Kay Francis

    Irene Manners

  3. Scott Kolk

    Scott Kolk

    Jack Defoe

  4. William B. Davidson

    William B. Davidson

    Dist. Atty. Stone

  5. John Elliott

    John Elliott

    McGann

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For the Defense
For the Defense

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Status Released

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  • July 18, 1930
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 5m

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