Tattered Cover FREE Classic: Midnight
USA, 1934, 74 Minute Running Time
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Digital presentation - Originally a Theater Guild stage production, this film is much less stage-bound and more cinematic than one might expect. A jury foreman persuades his colleagues to convict a young woman of capital murder and then endures a barrage of criticism. Meanwhile, his daughter falls in love with a man (Humphrey Bogart in a secondary role) she meets at the trial, who suggests that with a better lawyer, the young woman would have done better. Not quite a capital punishment film, not quite a courtroom drama, the movie is full of (still pertinent) conversation and ideas about the law and society.
DIRECTOR: Chester Erskine
Principal Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, Lynne Overman, Katherine Wilson, Richard Whorf, Granville Bates, Cora Witherspoon, Moffat Johnston, Henry O'Neill, Helen Flint