“For the Defense” is one of the old Paramount films now controlled by Universal.
As part of its pre-code marathon, TCM recently aired “For the Defense,” a 1930 Paramount film starring William Powell and Kay Francis.
And at the 10-minute mark we find this exterior of a fancy hotel with a doorman and a revolving door.
William Powell and Kay Francis with our mystery revolving door.
Here’s another shot showing the front of the hotel – not so mysterious now.
Could it be?
No doubt about it.
It’s the Olive Street entrance of the Biltmore Hotel.
Image of the Biltmore via Google Street View.