Our Leading Citizen (1939)

Lem Schofield, a lawyer in a one-time small-town turned industrialized big city, runs his firm on examples set by Abraham Lincoln and is a friend to the poor. Clay Clinton, his late partner's son joins the firm but is anxious for fast success and considers Schofield's old-fashioned principles antiquated. Being in love with Schofield's daughter and impatient for success he moves to offices supplied by the city's most powerful industrialist, J.T. Tapley, who has plans to use Clay's good family lineage as a stepping stone to political power. The unscrupulous Tapley precipitates a strike in his factory mill which causes a rupture between the former partners. Schofield sets out to bring Tapley and his political henchmen to justice.

Directing:
  • Alfred Santell

Writing:
  • Jack Moffitt
  • Irvin S. Cobb

Stars:
Release Date: 1939-08-23
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 89
Elizabeth Patterson
Elizabeth Pat...
Aunt Tillie
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
Judith Schofield
Charles Bickford
Charles Bickf...
Shep Muir
Gene Lockhart
Gene Lockhart
J.T. Tapley
Kathleen Lockhart
Kathleen Lock...
Mrs. Barker
Bob Burns
Bob Burns
Lem Schofield
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Conno...
Member
Otto Hoffman
Otto Hoffman
Mr. Stoney
Clarence Kolb
Clarence Kolb
Jim Hanna
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyl...
Jerry Peters
Fay Helm
Fay Helm
Tonia
Hattie Noel
Hattie Noel
Druscilla
Kathryn Sheldon
Kathryn Sheld...
Miss Swan
Monte Blue
Monte Blue
Frank
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
Charles, the Butler
Max Wagner
Max Wagner
Workman
Heinie Conklin
Heinie Conkli...
Porter
Nell Craig
Nell Craig
Bridge Player
Russell Hicks
Russell Hicks
Chairman
Peggy Leon
Peggy Leon
Bridge Player
Gertrude Messinger
Gertrude Mess...
Phone Operator
Broderick O'Farrell
Broderick O'F...
Member
Jack Richardson
Jack Richards...
Member
Cyril Ring
Cyril Ring
Delegate
Syd Saylor
Syd Saylor
Sam
Larry Steers
Larry Steers
Delegate
Hayden Stevenson
Hayden Steven...
Member
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