Counsellor at Law


Counsellor at Law (1933)



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Adapted from the play by Elmer Rice, this film is the story of a successful Jewish lawyer George Simon. Simon's wife and children look down upon him because of his humble upbringings, while his mother reprimands him for turning his back on his heritage.


John Barrymore
as George Simon
Doris Kenyon
as Cora Simon
Bebe Daniels
as Regina "Rexy" Gordon
Onslow Stevens
as John P. Tedesco
Isabel Jewell
as Bessie Green
Melvyn Douglas
as Roy Darwin
Thelma Todd
as Lillian La Rue
Marvin Kline
as Weinberg
John Qualen
as Breitstein
Malka Kornstein
as Sarah Becker
Angela Jacobs
as Goldie Rindskopf
Clara Langsner
as Lena Simon
T.H. Manning
as Peter J. Malone
Elmer Brown
as F.C. Baird
Vincent Sherman
as Harry Becker
Bobby Gordon
as Henry Susskind
Victor Adams
as David Simon
Mayo Methot
as Zedorah Chapman
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Critic Reviews for Counsellor at Law

All Critics (8)

A swift, captivating record of '30s theatrical tropes

Aug 5, 2010 | Full Review…

Wyler really started showing his skills with this outstanding film featuring a top-notch performance by John Barrymore.

Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

Pre-Production Code leftist jewel

Jan 3, 2005 | Full Review…

This comedy-drama is one of the best lawyer films made during any time period.

Jan 2, 2005 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Ótimo estudo de personagem que traz John Barrymore numa fascinante atuação repleta de energia e o diretor William Wyler seguro em uma produção intimista.

Mar 29, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Stupendously entertaining... As a specific, direct adaptation of a better than average play, it could scarcely be more efficient.

Nov 19, 2002 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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