Before he hit his stride as a symbol of screen decency and likeability (notably in films opposite Greer Garson), Walter Pidgeon worked in numerous A films as second leads and as the occasional male lead in compelling B programmers like these two movies from 1939. As a Park Avenue Society Lawyer, Pidgeon pieces together details of a murder at an exclusive high-rise. Virginia Bruce teams with Pidgeon in this remake of the pre-Code Penthouse. Stronger Than Desire’s tale of murder and matrimony has Pidgeon defending a woman accused of killing her husband – all the while unaware that his wife (Virginia Bruce) is involved in the crime. Court’s in session with this remake of Evelyn Prentice.