Portia on Trial

Portia on Trial is a 1937 American film about a trial based on story of Faith Baldwin and directed by George Nicholls Jr.. It was nominated to win the Oscar for Best Music in the 10th Academy Awards.[1]

Portia on Trial
Directed byGeorge Nicholls Jr.
Produced byAlbert E. Levoy
Written byFaith Baldwin (story)
Samuel Ornitz
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
StarringFrieda Inescourt
Heather Angel
Neil Hamilton
Walter Abel
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Edited byHoward O'Neill
Distributed byRepublic Pictures Corp.
Release date
November 8, 1937
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lady lawyer Portia Merryman (Frieda Inescourt) defends woebegone Elizabeth Manners (Heather Angel), who is on trial for shooting her lover Earle Condon (Neil Hamilton).


Actor/Actress Character
Walter Abel Dan Foster
Frieda Inescort Portia Merriman
Neil Hamilton Earle Condon
Heather Angel Elizabeth Manners
Ruth Donnelly Jane Wilkins
Barbara Pepper Evelyn
Clarence Kolb John Condon
Anthony Marsh Richard Conlan
Paul Stanton Judge
George Cooper Efe
John Kelly Hank
Hobart Bosworth Governator
Ian MacLaren Father Caslez


  1. "The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-09.
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