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The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941 film)

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Director  Norman Z. McLeod
Producer  Edwin H. Knopf
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Story by  Bayard Veiller
Duration  
Language  English
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941 film) movie poster
Writer  Bayard Veiller (play)
Release date  February 14, 1941 (1941-02-14)
Cast  Laraine Day (Mary Dugan), Robert Young (Jimmy Blake), Tom Conway (Edgar Wayne), Frieda Inescort (Mrs. Wayne), Henry O'Neill (Galway), John Litel (Mr. West)
Similar movies  A Time to Kill, Witness for the Prosecution, In the Name of the Father, The Juror, Inherit the Wind, A Cry in the Dark

The Trial of Mary Dugan is a 1941 American drama and thriller film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and written by Bayard Veiller. The film stars Laraine Day, Robert Young, Tom Conway, Frieda Inescort, John Litel, Marsha Hunt, Marjorie Main and Henry O'Neill. The film was released on February 14, 1941, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Plot

Released from a reformatory after two years there for stealing $500, Mary Dugan is advised by a friend there, Agatha Hall, to change her name. Mary decides to go by Mary Andrews and her friend Aggie becomes a showgirl, now called Irene.

Mary's father is hit by a car and killed. The car's owner, wealthy businessman Edgar Wayne, offers her a job. She eventually becomes his private secretary. She also meets the company's attorney, Jimmy Blake, and falls in love. But when Jimmy gets a job in South America, she can't marry him and go along because a birth certificate, required for a passport, would reveal Mary's true identity.

A year later, Jimmy returns because Wayne has been murdered and Mary charged with the crime. He dislikes the way attorney West is handling her case and volunteers to replace him. Wayne's widow testifies that Mary and her husband were having an affair. Jimmy proves that West and the widow schemed to kill her husband, who was leaving her, and make Mary the scapegoat. She is found not guilty.

Cast

  • Laraine Day as Mary Dugan
  • Robert Young as Jimmy Blake
  • Tom Conway as Edgar Wayne
  • Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Wayne
  • John Litel as Mr. West
  • Marsha Hunt as Agatha Hall
  • Marjorie Main as Mrs. Collins
  • Henry O'Neill as Galway
  • Sara Haden as Miss Matthews
  • Nora Perry as Sally
  • Alma Kruger as Dr. Saunders
  • Pierre Watkin as Judge Nash
  • Addison Richards as Capt. Price
  • Francis Pierlot as John Masters
  • References

    The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941 film) Wikipedia
    The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941 film) IMDb The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941 film) themoviedb.org


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