About the film
A Woman is the Judge
Release Date: October 03, 1939
|Slogan||:||«LOVE bridges the gulf between a judge and a underworld girl !»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Writers||:||Karl Brown, Alexandre Bisson|
The title tells all in Columbia's A Woman is the Judge. Frieda Inescourt stars as lady jurist Mary Cabot, who 20 years earlier had lost contact with her infant daughter Justine. Now a grown woman (played by Rochelle Hudson), Justine accidentally shoots a man who'd impugned the reputation of her mother, whom she's never met. As luck would have it, the presiding judge at Justine's trial is none other than Mary Cabot-who up until the film's climax never realizes that she's holding the fate of her own baby in her hands.