Portia on Trial

Portia on Trial (1937)

Lady lawyer Portia Merryman (Frieda Inescourt) defends woebegone Elizabeth Manners (Heather Angel), who is on trial for shooting her lover Earle Condon (Neil Hamilton). Ironically, Portia herself had once had a relationship with Earle Condon, but Earle's father, powerful publisher John Condon (Clarence Kolb), forced them apart. She has a pretty good idea of what is going on in Elizabeth's head, since she herself was on the verge of killing Earle Condon when his father ruthlessly took custody of her illegitimate son. As Portia toils and strains to free her client, she carries on a romance with Dan Foster (Walter Abel) -- the attorney for the prosecution. LA Law and The Practice have nothing on this one!

  • George Nichols Jr.
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  • Release Date: 1937-11-08
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 72

Frank Dae

Head of Disbarment Committee

Heather Angel

Elizabeth Manners

Leo Gorcey

Joe Gannow

Walter Abel

Dan Foster

Frank McLure

Attorney at Trial

Carl M. Leviness

Jury Foreman

Jack O'Shea


Clarence Kolb

John Condon

Frank Marlowe


Huntley Gordon

Dr. Thorndike

Brooks Benedict

Portia's Co-Counsel

Harold Miller

Party Guest

Sayre Dearing

Prosecution Co-Counsel

Neil Hamilton

Earle Condon

Ruth Donnelly

Jane Wilkins

Frieda Inescort

Portia Merriman

Inez Palange

Mrs. Gannow
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