Release date1938 WriterChandler Sprague (story), Howard Emmett Rogers (story), Everett Freeman (screenplay), Harry Ruskin (screenplay), Bella Spewack (screenplay), Sam Spewack (screenplay) ScreenplayEverett Freeman, Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, Harry Ruskin CastLana Turner, Lewis Stone (Dr Delford Q Prescott), Nat Pendleton (Floppy Phil), Dennis OKeefe (Thomas Z Tom Brandon), Ann Morriss (Dorothy Mason) Similar moviesTheir Own Desire (1929), Night into Morning (1951), And One Was Beautiful (1940), Polly of the Circus (1932), Society Lawyer (1939)
An ambulance chaser, unethical and disliked by many, attorney Thomas Z. Brandon chases cases in the street, offering to represent clients on trumped-up charges.
A street-car company's owner, Calhoun, resents this practice and hires Dorothy Mason to go undercover to gain evidence against the attorney, pretending to be an accident victim. She sees how a doctor, Prescott, manipulates a client into memorizing certain false information to use in court.
Dorothy learns that Thomas has a good explanation why he's doing this and that Calhoun is actually unscrupulous himself. She perjures herself in court, and Thomas spurns her after learning of her deceit, but ultimately they fall in love and Thomas promises to act more ethically from now on.
Dennis O'Keefe as Thomas
Ann Morriss as Dorothy
Lewis Stone as Dr. Prescott
Nat Pendleton as Floppy Phil
Henry O'Neill as Calhoun
According to MGM records the movie earned $220,000 in the US and Canada and $102,000 elsewhere, making a $27,000 profit.