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Rare classic movies on DVD! Our region-free DVDs will play worldwide!

For the Defense (1930)

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Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson, John

Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Directed by John Cromwell



Print: black/white

Runtime: 65 min.

Genre: drama

Print Quality: B



William Powell stars in this drama as William Foster, a gifted defense

attorney with a gift for making cases go his way. Foster's winning record

in the courtroom has earned him a colorful clientele, including several

notorious criminals, but he doubts his abilities when his girlfriend Irene

Manners (Kay Francis) is charged with manslaughter after a violent

incident which occurred while she was drinking. Wanting to protect Irene,

Foster tries to pull a few strings, but the results find Foster facing a five

year sentence for jury tampering. While Foster certainly doesn't want to

be separated from the woman he loves, he also knows that in prison he'll

have to face several former clients whose defense didn't pan out. For

The Defense was based in part on the true story of William Fallon, a

well-known attorney of the day.

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Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson, John
Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Directed by John Cromwell

Print: black/white
Runtime: 65 min.
Genre: drama
Print Quality: B

William Powell stars in this drama as William Foster, a gifted defense
attorney with a gift for making cases go his way. Foster's winning record
in the courtroom has earned him a colorful clientele, including several
notorious criminals, but he doubts his abilities when his girlfriend Irene
Manners (Kay Francis) is charged with manslaughter after a violent
incident which occurred while she was drinking. Wanting to protect Irene,
Foster tries to pull a few strings, but the results find Foster facing a five
year sentence for jury tampering. While Foster certainly doesn't want to
be separated from the woman he loves, he also knows that in prison he'll
have to face several former clients whose defense didn't pan out. For
The Defense was based in part on the true story of William Fallon, a
well-known attorney of the day.

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