Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth

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Society-lawyer Warner Baxter loses his prestige in the legal community when he successfully defends gangster boss Nat Pendleton. Later on, the soft-hearted Pendleton gets the opportunity to "do right" by saving Baxter's life. This redemptive move comes at the end of a complicated plot involving Baxter's efforts to save Phillips Holmes, who has been framed by nasty mobster C. Henry Gordon, from the hot seat. He is aided in this effort by Gordon's former mistress Myrna Loy, who has all of the film's best lines (When her protecter Baxter falls asleep on a couch, Loy complains "A few more nights like this and I'll be out of condition.") Also in the cast of Penthouse is crime-movie perennial Mae Clarke, here cast as the murder victim. Penthouse was later remade (and highly sanitized in the process) as Society Lawyer, with Walter Pidgeon in the Warner Baxter part.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
UPC: 0883316212653
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 32,168

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warner Baxter Jackson Durant
Myrna Loy Gertie Waxted
Charles Butterworth Layton, butler
Mae Clarke Mimi Montagne
Phillips Holmes Tom Siddall
C. Henry Gordon Jim Crelliman
Martha Sleeper Sue Leonard
Nat Pendleton Tony Grazotti
George E. Stone Tim Murtoch
Robert E. O'Connor Lt. Stevens
Raymond Hatton Bodyguard
Arthur Belasco Bodyguard
Theresa Harris Lily, Mimi's Maid
Samuel S. Hinds Durant's Law Partner
Tom Kennedy Gazotti's Butler
Lee Phelps Cop
Guy Usher City Editor

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Lucien Andriot Cinematographer
William Axt Score Composer
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
Arthur Somers Roche Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Alexander Toluboff Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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