Mr.District Attorney is a strange film indeed as it kicks off as a screwball comedy before taking a huge left turn into a vicious film noir. Starring Dennis O’Keefe, Florence Rice and the legendary Peter Lorre this was a cheap b-movie production by the poverty row Republic studios.
Cadwallader Jones (Dennis O’Keefe) is straight out of Harvard Law School and looking to make a name for himself. Having bungled his first assignment at the DA’s office he’s put in charge of reviewing the closed case of bent city official Paul Hyde (Peter Lorre). Seen as a way of keeping Joe away from further courtroom mistakes things start getting a little problematic once bodies start turning up. More