Guilty Hands (1931)





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The titular hands belong to Lionel Barrymore, who plays a prominent defense attorney. To save his daughter from a cad, Barrymore murders the man and arranges to make the deed look like suicide. The victim's mistress suspects foul play, but the lawyer has done his cover-up job too well.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Lionel Barrymore
as Richard Grant
Kay Francis
as Marjorie West
Madge Evans
as Barbara Grant
William Bakewell
as Tommy Osgood
C. Aubrey Smith
as Rev. Hastings
Polly Moran
as Aunt Maggie
Alan Mowbray
as Gordon Rich
Forrester Harvey
as Spencer Wilson
Charles Crockett
as H.G. Smith
Henry A. Barrows
as Harvey Scott
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Critic Reviews for Guilty Hands

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Time has not been kind to the mannered way it was filmed.

Full Review… | April 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Guilty Hands


Guilty Hands is a really interesting and unique mystery from the pre-code era. I love Lionel Barrymore in this. He's a villain with shades of gray. Kay Francis' slightly "off" performance is perfect, and Madge Evans is always charming.

Katie Richardson
Katie Richardson

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