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The Story on Page One (Dec-1959)

Director: Clifford Odets

Writer: Clifford Odets

Keywords: Drama, Courtroom

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mildred Dunnock
25-Jan-1901 5-Jul-1991 Death of a Salesman
Myrna Fahey
12-Mar-1933 6-May-1973 Kay Banks on Father of the Bride
Tony Franciosa
25-Oct-1928 19-Jan-2006 A Face in the Crowd
Hugh Griffith
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Rita Hayworth
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Leo Penn
Film Director
27-Aug-1921 5-Sep-1998 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home
Gig Young
4-Nov-1913 19-Oct-1978 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?


Review by DocSerge (posted on 1-Feb-2008)

Very good courtroom thriller with Rita Hayworth, Tony Franciosa, Hugh Griffith and Gig Young. Hayworth and Young are lovers accused of murdering Hayworth's husband. Franciosa plays an attorney hired by Hayworth's mother to defend her daughter. The film successfully utilizes flashbacks to tell the story of the "murder," and then follows with a dramatic court scene, in which Griffith plays the judge. The movie moves well, and keeps the audience in suspense until the end of the trial. Worth watching!

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