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The Wiser Sex (1932)

A young woman goes undercover to gather evidence to free her boyfriend, an attorney who has been framed for a murder he didn't commit.

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Clyde Fitch (play), Caroline Francke | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Margaret Hughes
Melvyn Douglas ... David Rolfe
Lilyan Tashman ... Claire Foster
William 'Stage' Boyd ... Harry Evans
Ross Alexander ... Jimmy O'Neill
Franchot Tone ... Phil Long
Effie Shannon ... Mrs. Hughes
Paul Harvey ... Blaney
Granville Bates ... City Editor
Victor Kilian Victor Kilian ... Ed
Robert Fischer ... Fritz Engelhardt
Douglass Dumbrille ... Chauffeur - aka The Wop
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Storyline

What is worse for a defender of justice than to find oneself charged and tried for murder and condemned to be executed on the chair? Yet, this is what happens to David Rolfe, a brilliant young lawyer, who has hitherto managed to rid the Big Apple of most of its scum of mobsters and racketeers. Of course taking it out on gangsters was not the best way to please them and after Rolfe arrested Morgan, an underling of powerful gangster Harry Evans, the latter, aided by his moll Claire Foster, succeeded in having Rolfe wrongly accused of the murder of his own cousin, Phil Long. Men are such fools - agreed - but don't forget there is a wiser sex. Indeed David Rolfe has a girlfriend, society girl Maragaret Hughes, who decides to go undercover, posing as a woman of easy virtue, all set to find out the evidence of her lover's innocence... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il sesso più astuto See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film inspired partly by the then recent crime-busting activities of New York's Seabury Committee. See more »

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