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The Chaser (1938 film)

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Genre  Drama, Romance
Director  Edwin L. Marin
Music director  Edward Ward, Paul Kerby
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Duration  
Running time  1h 15m
Country  United States
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Release date  1938
Writer  Chandler Sprague (story), Howard Emmett Rogers (story), Everett Freeman (screenplay), Harry Ruskin (screenplay), Bella Spewack (screenplay), Sam Spewack (screenplay)
Screenplay  Everett Freeman, Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, Harry Ruskin
Cast  Lana Turner, Lewis Stone (Dr Delford Q Prescott), Nat Pendleton (Floppy Phil), Dennis OKeefe (Thomas Z Tom Brandon), Ann Morriss (Dorothy Mason)
Similar movies  Their Own Desire (1929), Night into Morning (1951), And One Was Beautiful (1940), Polly of the Circus (1932), Society Lawyer (1939)

The Chaser is a 1938 film.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • Dennis O'Keefe as Thomas
  • Ann Morriss as Dorothy
  • Lewis Stone as Dr. Prescott
  • Nat Pendleton as Floppy Phil
  • Henry O'Neill as Calhoun
  • Reception

    According to MGM records the movie earned $220,000 in the US and Canada and $102,000 elsewhere, making a $27,000 profit.

    References

    The Chaser (1938 film) Wikipedia
    The Chaser (1938 film) IMDb


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