The Star Witness

The Star Witness (1931)

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  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1931-08-22
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 12 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 8min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Vitaphone Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William A. Wellman
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A tough District Attorney goes after a murderous crime gang, only to find that his witnesses, an innocent family, have clammed up in fear of reprisals.

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  • Walter Huston

    as District Attorney Whitlock
  • Frances Starr

    as Ma Leeds
  • Grant Mitchell

    as Pa Leeds
  • Sally Blane

    as Sue Leeds
  • Ralph Ince

    as "Maxey" Campo
  • Edward Nugent

    as Jackie Leeds
  • Dickie Moore

    as Ned Leeds
  • Nat Pendleton

    as Big Jack
  • George Ernest

    as Donny Leeds
  • Russell Hopton

    as Deputy Thorpe
  • Charles 'Chic' Sale

    as Pvt. Summerill
  • Guy D'Ennery

    as Henchman Jack Short (uncredited)
  • Edgar Dearing

    as Henchman Jim Sockett (uncredited)
  • Mike Donlin

    as Henchman Mickey (uncredited)
  • Tom Dugan

    as Deputy Brown (uncredited)
  • Robert Elliott

    as Deputy Williams (uncredited)
  • Ben Hall

    as Timekeeper at W.P. Randolph (uncredited)
  • George Irving

    as Judge (uncredited)
  • Allan Lane

    as Young Deputy at the Leeds Home (uncredited)
  • Noel Madison

    as Henchman Horan (uncredited)
  • Fletcher Norton

    as Henchman Dopey (uncredited)
  • Bob Perry

    as Henchman Baldy (uncredited)
  • Harry Tenbrook

    as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Harry Watson

    as Baseball Player (uncredited)
  • William A. Wellman

    as Company Workman (uncredited)
Directing William A. Wellman Director
Writing Lucien Hubbard Writer
Editing Harold McLernon Editor
Directing Frank Shaw Assistant Director
Sound Leo F. Forbstein Music Director
Sound Alois Reiser Music
Camera James Van Trees Director of Photography
Art John Hughes Art Direction
Camera Vernon Larson Assistant Camera
Writing Lucien Hubbard Dialogue
Costume & Make-Up Lucille D'Antoine Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Perc Westmore Makeup Artist