Darrow (1991)

Blu-ray, 1h 41min
Rating: 6.2
Votes: 386
Languages: English
Director: John David Coles

Plots

The life and career of Clarence Darrow, the noted American lawyer and civil libertarian. - Kenneth Chisholm

In the 1890s, Clarence Darrow was a corporate railroad lawyer who had a crisis of conscience when he saw the plight of the underprivileged. In response, Darrow quits to fight in the courts on their behalf. In a career that would mark him as the Lawyer for the Damned, we follow Darrow's life through his highs like his labor victories to the low of the hopeless McNamara trial that got him indicted for jury tampering. After all that, he rebuilds his life as a master criminal defense lawyer that would lead him to one of his greatest cases with the Leopold and Loeb trial. - Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)