The Meanest Man in the World Poster

Release Date: 1943

Not Yet Rated|57 min

Plot Summary
Richard Clarke (Jack Benny) is a good-natured lawyer who lacks the hard-boiled legal instincts to be financially successful. When the object of his affections, Janie Brown (Priscilla Lane), decides to marry a wealthy suitor, Richard resolves to relocate his legal practice to New York City and make an attempt to win Janie's heart. Now, with the help of litigious billionaire Frederick Leggitt (Edmund Gwenn), Clarke makes the transformation from nice-guy attorney to ruthless legal shark.

Cast: Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

Director: Sidney Lanfield

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Rise, Emotional, Love triangle, Hilarious, Love interest, Transformation, New York City, 1940s, Cheeky, Deception