Columbia Pictures Corporation presents "I AM THE LAW" (1938) (83 min/B&W) -- Starring Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie & Otto Kruger
Directed by Alexander Hall
Edward G. Robinson, ( John Lindsay) featured in the role of a law professor who decides to accept a position to clean up the corruption of gangsters and the protection rackets.
Edward G. learns it's not that easy to fight these racketeers and hoods. His close lawyer friend John Beal it the son of mob boss Otto Kruger, things get interesting.
The highlight of the film is a scene where we get Robinson on the dance floor, which has to be seen to be believed. Wonderful supporting cast with Wendy Barrie and Barbara O'Neil.
Film is not much different from what Robinson was doing at Warner Brothers at the time. Still of your a fan of Mr. Robinson this is another winner from his illustrious career.
1. Alexander Hall [Director]
Date of Birth: 11 January 1894 - Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Death: 30 July 1968 - San Francisco, California
2. Edward G. Robinson [aka: Emmanuel Goldenberg]
Date of Birth: 12 December 1893 - Bucharest, Romania
Date of Death: 26 January 1973 - Hollywood, California
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 83 min on VHS ~ Columbia Pictures Corporation ~ (08/17/1989)