Slightly Honorable

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"It's Gay! It's Goose-pimply! It's grand! It's ga-ga!"
  • Approved
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 6.1  (493)

Slightly Honorable is a 1939 American film noir that delves into the underbelly of politics and corruption. The film stars Pat O'Brien as John Webb, a tough-talking lawyer who finds himself embroiled in a convoluted mess when a young woman named Georgia (Ruth Terry) walks into his office seeking help. Georgia is the daughter of a well-known judge who has been implicated in a bribery scandal, and she wants Webb to clear her father's name.

Webb takes on the case, but soon finds himself in deeper than he bargained for. He discovers that the judge's case is just the tip of the iceberg, and that there is a web of corruption that reaches all the way to the top of the political ladder. He also finds himself drawn to Georgia, who is both brave and resourceful, but who also has secrets of her own.

As Webb and Georgia work together to untangle the web of corruption, they are hindered at every turn by a group of shady characters, including Broderick Crawford as the tough-talking Charlie, who seems to have his own agenda. Edward Arnold, in a standout performance, plays the ruthless political boss who is behind much of the corruption.

The film is notable for its complex plot, which keeps the audience guessing until the very end. It also features some great performances, particularly from O'Brien and Arnold, who are well-matched as two men on opposite sides of the law.

In addition to the plot and performances, the film also boasts some stylish direction from director Edwin L. Marin, who uses shadows and harsh lighting to create a moody, noirish atmosphere. There are also some impressive aerial shots that highlight the film's setting in San Francisco, and add to the overall sense of unease.

Overall, Slightly Honorable is an engaging and entertaining film, with a great cast and plenty of twists and turns. While it may not be as well-known as some of the other films from the era, it is definitely worth seeking out for fans of film noir and classic Hollywood.

Slightly Honorable is a 1939 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 25 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (493)