Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Edwin L. Marin|
|Produced by||Frank Davis|
|Music by||Edward Ward|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton, Jr.|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
The Chaser is a 1938 film.
An ambulance chaser, unethical and disliked by many, attorney Thomas Z. Brandon chases cases in the street, offering to represent clients on trumped-up charges.
A street-car company's owner, Calhoun, resents this practice and hires Dorothy Mason to go undercover to gain evidence against the attorney, pretending to be an accident victim. She sees how a doctor, Prescott, manipulates a client into memorizing certain false information to use in court.
Dorothy learns that Thomas has a good explanation why he's doing this and that Calhoun is actually unscrupulous himself. She perjures herself in court, and Thomas spurns her after learning of her deceit, but ultimately they fall in love and Thomas promises to act more ethically from now on.
- Dennis O'Keefe as Thomas
- Ann Morriss as Dorothy
- Lewis Stone as Dr. Prescott
- Nat Pendleton as Floppy Phil
- Henry O'Neill as Calhoun
According to MGM records the movie earned $220,000 in the US and Canada and $102,000 elsewhere, making a $27,000 profit.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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