CORRUPTION (1933) Evalyn Knapp, Preston Foster & Charles Delany | Action, Adventure, Crime | B&W

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Corruption is a 1933 American Pre-Code film directed by Charles E. Roberts and starring Evalyn Knapp and Preston Foster. The film is also known as Double Exposure in the United Kingdom.

A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him.

Tim Butler (Preston Foster) is elected Mayor of a city known for corruption, unfortunately, he is elected by those who are corrupt. Butler is set up and removed from office, to only be convicted of killing Regan (Warner Richmond), a major member of the political machine. Butler is helped by his loyal assistant, Ellen (Evalyn Knapp) and is eventually exonerated.

Evalyn Knapp as Ellen Manning
Preston Foster as Tim Butler
Charles Delaney as Charlie Jasper
Tully Marshall as Gorman
Warner Richmond as Regan
Huntley Gordon as District Attorney Blake
Lane Chandler as Assistant District Attorney King
Natalie Moorhead as Sylvia Gorman
Mischa Auer as Volkov
Jason Robards Sr. as Police Commissioner
Gwen Lee as Mae
Sidney Bracey as Dr. Robbins
Kit Guard as Pat
Fred Kohler Jr. as Bud
Nick Thompson as Tony

Directed by Charles E. Roberts
Written by Charles E. Roberts (original story and screenplay)
Produced by William Berke
Cinematography Robert E. Cline
Edited by Arthur Cohen
Release date June 19, 1933
Running time 67 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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