The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 16, 1931

Counsellor-at-Law. Playwright Elmer Rice (born Reizenstein), was once a lawyer. He has now written a drama about a successful legal light named George Simon (Paul Muni). Mr. Simon, when the play begins, is sitting on top of the world but it so happens that he has a stain on his otherwise unblemished past. A kind man, he once framed testimony on behalf of a young fourth offender who would otherwise have gotten a life sentence in prison. An enemy of Lawyer Simon discovers this lapse, comes so close to ruining Lawyer Simon...

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