Illegal (1955)

A remake of The Mouthpiece, this film tells the story of a district attorney with a conscience. When he discovers that a man he's sent to the electric chair was innocent, he takes to the bottle. His assistants encourage him to get off… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 28, 1955
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A vigorous performance from Edward G. Robinson.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Illegal derives its strength as a feminist picture rather than from its nominal interest in human-rights issues for illegal immigrants.

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Bruce Bruce
This Film made in 1955 is an awesome film, staring Edward G Robinson who is over the top, and getting a minor role is Jayne Mansfield I didn't know while… More
Michael Gildea
Illegal starts off almost embarrassingly with heavy-handed melodrama and the sending of Dr. McCoy to the electric chair, but it picks up some serious steam… More
AJ Verser
The story is pretty good, and the actors are good actors, but this movie isn't all that exciting, it could have been better.
jay nixon
Tidy little B with Edward G giving his usual stellar performance, everyone else is good but can't match him. Jayne Mansfield has a small but showy part and… More