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  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Clifford Odets
  • 123 mins
  • AA

Summary

Courtroom drama about an adulterous pair who is charged with murdering the outraged husband of the cheating woman.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Given that this courtroom drama was written and directed by hard-hitting playwright Clifford Odets, this should have been a cracker, but it is a disappointingly damp squib, thanks to surprisingly inept plotting and sloppy assembly. It does have its moments and Rita Hayworth, though past her sex symbol days, is on excellent acting form. The story concerns the trial of adulterous Rita and her lover Gig Young, accused of murdering her husband and defended by a portentously over-the-top Anthony Franciosa.

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Credits

Cast

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Jo MorrisRita Hayworth
Victor SantiniAnthony Franciosa
Larry EllisGig Young
Mrs EllisMildred Dunnock
Judge NielsenHugh Griffith
Phil StanleySanford Meisner
NordauRobert Burton
Lt Mike MorrisAlfred Ryder

Crew

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DirectorClifford Odets

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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