State's Attorney ★★ ½ Cardigan's Last Case 1931
Mob attorney Barrymore finds trouble after his boss sets him up as District Attorney and he decides to go after his old cronies. His ex-prostitute lover gets caught in the middle after he dumps her for a powerful politico's daughter. Contrived, improbable story succumbs to star-quality lead acting from Barrymore. Remade in 1937 with Lee Tracy as “Criminal Lawyer.” 79m/B VHS . John Barrymore, Jill Esmond, William “Stage” Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, Mary Duncan, Ralph Ince, Albert Conti, C. Henry Gordon, Leon Ames; D: George Archainbaud; W: Gene Fowler Sr., Rowland Brown; C: Leo Tover; M: Max Steiner.