6,000 Enemies

6,000 Enemies is a 1939 American drama film directed by George B. Seitz and starring Walter Pidgeon as a successful District Attorney who is framed on charge of bribery. Although innocent, he is sent to prison where he fights to clear his name. The film also stars Rita Johnson.

6,000 Enemies
US film poster
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Produced byLucien Hubbard
Written byWilmon Menard
Leo L. Stanley
StarringWalter Pidgeon
Rita Johnson
Music byEdward Ward
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byConrad A. Nervig
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • June 9, 1939 (1939-06-09)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$358,000[1]

Plot summary

District attorney Steve Donegan (Walter Pidgeon) an all-too-efficient district attorney who has sent dozens of criminals to prison finds himself framed on a bribery charge and winds up in prison himself.[2]


Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $233,000 in the US and Canada and $125,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $22,000.[1] It also featured the short "The Bear That Couldn't Sleep", which was the first Barney Bear short.


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031014/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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