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6,000 Enemies

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6,000 Enemies
US film poster
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Written byWilmon Menard
Leo L. Stanley
Produced byLucien Hubbard
StarringWalter Pidgeon
Rita Johnson
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byConrad A. Nervig
Music byEdward Ward
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • June 9, 1939 (1939-06-09)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$358,000[1]

6,000 Enemies is a 1939 American drama film directed by George B. Seitz and starring Walter Pidgeon as a successful District Attorney who is framed on charge of bribery. Although innocent, he is sent to prison where he fights to clear his name. The film also stars Rita Johnson.

Plot summary

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District attorney Steve Donegan (Walter Pidgeon) an all-too-efficient district attorney who has sent dozens of criminals to prison finds himself framed on a bribery charge and winds up in prison himself.[2] Dodging attempts on his own life, Donegan makes several valuable convict friends and manages to clear himself during a climactic jailbreak.[3]


Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $233,000 in the US and Canada and $125,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $22,000.[1] It also featured the short "The Bear That Couldn't Sleep", which was the first Barney Bear short.


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ "6,000 Enemies". IMDb. 9 June 1939.
  3. ^ "Six Thousand Enemies (1939) - George B. Seitz | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".

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