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They Won't Forget
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Writers:
Ward Greene (novel)
Robert Rossen (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
9 October 1937 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Searing See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claude Rains ... Andy Griffin
Gloria Dickson ... Sybil Hale
Edward Norris ... Robert Hale

Otto Kruger ... Gleason
Allyn Joslyn ... Bill Brock

Lana Turner ... Mary Clay
Linda Perry ... Imogene Mayfield

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Joe Turner
Cy Kendall ... Detective Laneart
Clinton Rosemond ... Tump Redwine
E. Alyn Warren ... Carlisle P. Buxton
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Hale (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Clifford Soubier ... Jim Timberlake
Granville Bates ... Detective Pindar
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Mountford
Paul Everton ... Governor Mountford
Donald Briggs ... Harmon
Sibyl Harris ... Mrs. Clay (as Sybil Harris)
Trevor Bardette ... Shattuck Clay
Elliott Sullivan ... Luther Clay
Wilmer Hines ... Ransom Clay
Eddie Acuff ... Drugstore Clerk

Frank Faylen ... Reporter
Leonard Mudie ... Judge Moore

Harry Davenport ... Confederate Soldier
Harry Beresford ... Confederate Soldier
Edward McWade ... Confederate Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Bridge ... Mob Leader Outside Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Tom Brower ... First Turnkey (uncredited)
Raymond Brown ... Colonel Foster - Redwine's Lawyer (uncredited)
Claudia Coleman ... Dolly Holly - Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Cummings Sr. ... Whipple - Banker (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Detective Briggs (uncredited)
Earl Dwire ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Barbershop Customer (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Bartender (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Hollingsworth ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective on Train (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Owen King ... Flannigan (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Detective on Train (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Man in Saloon Smoking Pipe (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Dougherty - Publisher (uncredited)
Psyche Nibert ... Hazel - Imogene's Friend (uncredited)
Robert Porterfield ... Jimmy Harrison - Dissenting Juror (uncredited)
Peter Potter ... Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
Frank Rasmussen ... Detective Tucker (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Cop Guarding Hale (uncredited)
Addison Richards ... Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
Adele St. Mauer ... Mrs. Timberlake (uncredited)
Maidel Turner ... Stout Lady on Train (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Farmer in Courtroom (uncredited)
Walter Young ... Mr. Mimms (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Ward Greene (novel "Death In the Deep South")

Robert Rossen (screen play) and
Aben Kandel (screen play)

Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy .... producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Adolph Deutsch 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Richards (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
N'was McKenzie (gowns) (as Miss MacKenzie)
 
Makeup Department
Al Bonner .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Katz .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lloyd S. Edwards .... props (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Hicks .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Adolph Deutsch .... arrangements
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
 
Other crew
Dalton S. Reymond .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A First National Picture) (A Mervyn LeRoy Production)
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95 min
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Trivia:
Lana Turner got the role in February 1937, when she had been in Hollywood for only one month. She was discovered while lunching, and was offered a screen test for a role.See more »
Quotes:
Andy Griffin:Any fool can ride to glory on a helpless Negro janitor. I'm out for bigger game.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Searing, 12 February 2005
Author: (nrrex@msn.com) from New York, NY

This may well be the most depressing movie ever made. Based on a notorious murder case, the audience is spared nothing. I think it took guts for producer Mervyn Leroy to make this film. Many theaters refused to show it. The role of a lifetime for actor Claude Rains, I was impressed by the performance of the actress who plays the wife of the victim of a trial that never should have been. It takes a strong stomach to sit through until the end. The film did win awards, but the Academy of Arts and Sciences was afraid to touch it. In real life the victim of the miscarriage of justice was exonerated many years later, but the political career of the Governor who tried to commute his sentence was ruined.

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