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 V
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