Welles isn't a lawyer, but Charlton Heston's character is, though we see
him as more of a gutsy detective than a lawyer (or even a lover), and
come to think of it, why are so many of the lawyers already mentioned
portrayed as action heros, crime fighters with trypical A personalities
and drug and alcohol problems and relationship trouble? One lawyer film
not mentioned: Presumed Innocent and wasn't Michael Douglas's character
in Fatal Attraction a publishing/copyright lawyer?
On Tue, 26 Jul 1994, Donald Larsson wrote:
> Welles isn't a lawyer in TOUCH OF EVIL--he's a corrupt sheriff.  On the other
> hand Ray Collins (aka Sgt Tragg in PERRY MASON or Boss Gettys in CITIZEN
> KANE) is a sleazy DA.  On the other other hand, Mort Mills plays a young
> attorney who sides with the remarkably naive Heston character.
> On the other other other hand, in relation to Welles, there's always
> --Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN