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Clemence Dane (from: "Enter Sir John") and
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Release Date:
24 November 1930 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Clemence Dane (from: "Enter Sir John") and
Helen Simpson (from: "Enter Sir John")

Alfred Hitchcock (adapted by) and
Walter C. Mycroft (adapted by) (as Walter Mycroft)

Alma Reville (scenario)

Produced by
John Maxwell .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack E. Cox (photography) (as J.J. Cox)
 
Film Editing by
Rene Marrison (film edited by)
 
Art Direction by
John Mead  (as J.F. Mead)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Mills .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Proud .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Cecil Thornton .... sound recordist (as Cecil V. Thornton)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Langley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Emile de Ruelle .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
John Reynders .... musical director
 
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Runtime:
104 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:102 min | USA:100 min (TCM print: British version)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (R.C.A. Photo Phone)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1995) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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A German version called Mary (1931) was filmed at the same time using German actors, but the same sets.See more »
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Continuity: When the jury is questioning Sir John, one of the jury members (Mr. Matthews) leans forward to say "That's right" then is shown with the crowd in the next shot and he suddenly is smoking. This happens twice.See more »
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Old Woman:People ought to be ashamed of themselves, kicking up all that racket at this time of night.
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Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67See more »

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31 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Early Talkie With Merit, 28 November 2001
Author: Bucs1960 from West Virginia

Early Hitchcocks are all worth seeing to observe how the Master's style evolved over the years. This story, based on a Clemence Dane book, is interesting, if only for the sub-texts flowing through it. The dialogue comes in fits and starts, which is common in the early sound films and some of the camera work is rudimentary.....but you can still spot the Hitchcock touch in the nuances of some of the scenes. Herbert Marshall is especially dashing as Sir John; he was a particularly attractive actor in his early years. Nora Baring is servicable as the accused but it is Esme Percy, as Fain, who is intriguing. As a "half-caste", originally written by Dane as gay, he is either overacting like hell or is fascinating in his interpretation....there is a fine line. Regardless, he holds your attention when he is on the screen. The film moves slowlllllllly, very slowlllllly.....but for Hitchcock and early talkie buffs, it is well worth it. Catch Una O'Conner in her younger years as the landlady. She's a treat.

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