Society Lawyer

Society Lawyer is a 1939 crime film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Walter Pidgeon and Virginia Bruce. It is a milder remake of the pre-Code Penthouse (1933).

Society Lawyer
Eduardo Ciannelli in the film
Directed byEdwin L. Marin
Written byArthur Somers Roche (story)
Frances Goodrich
Albert Hackett
Leon Gordon
Hugo Butler
StarringWalter Pidgeon
Virginia Bruce
Music byEdward Ward
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byHoward O'Neill
Release date
  • March 21, 1939 (1939-03-21)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$472,000[1]

Box office

According to MGM records the film made $312,000 in the US and Canada and $160,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $64,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.

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