|Within the Law|
|Directed by||Gustav Machatý|
|Screenplay by||Charles Lederer|
|Produced by||Lou L. Ostrow|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
|Music by||William Axt|
|Distributed by||Loew's Inc.|
Within the Law is a 1939 American (Precursor) Film noir crime film directed by Gustav Machatý and written by Charles Lederer and Edith Fitzgerald. The film stars Ruth Hussey, Tom Neal, Paul Kelly, William Gargan, Paul Cavanagh and Rita Johnson. The film was released on March 17, 1939, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The film is based on the play Within the Law by Bayard Veiller.
Mary Turner gets arrested for a robbery she didn't commit, while in prison she studies law. After being released, she partners with another woman in order to legally scam wealthy men.