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Director:
Writers:
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)
Marcel Achard (story)
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Release Date:
7 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A juror in a murder trial takes pity on the recently acquitted dependent and invites her to move into his family's home and his son soon falls in love with her. | Add synopsis »
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Safely watchable stuff with Hayworth and Ford an amiable pairing. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brian Aherne ... Andre Morestan

Rita Hayworth ... Natalie Roguin

Glenn Ford ... Pierre Morestan

Irene Rich ... Michele Morestan
George Coulouris ... Defense Attorney
Lloyd Corrigan ... Prosecuting Attorney

Evelyn Keyes ... Francois Morestan
Edward Norris ... Robert LaCoste
Curt Bois ... Henri Lurette

Frank Reicher ... President
Sumner Getchell ... Fat Boy
Nicholas Bela ... Nicholas Farkas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... First Court Clerk (uncredited)
Ronald Alexander ... Juror (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Barber (uncredited)
Mary Bovard ... Miss Lucille Morlet (uncredited)
Dorothy Burgess ... Antoinette (uncredited)
James B. Carson ... Louie Rolande (uncredited)

William Castle ... Angry Juror #1 (uncredited)
George Davis ... Customer (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Natalie Roguin #2 (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Juror (uncredited)
Earl Gunn ... Angry Juror #2 (uncredited)
Frank Hilliard ... Juror (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Legneur ... Third Judge (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Juror (uncredited)
Hamilton MacFadden ... Guard (uncredited)
Allen Marlow ... Second Guard (uncredited)
Alexander Palasthy ... Juror (uncredited)
Ralph Peters ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ... Juror (uncredited)
Fred Rapport ... Alternate Juror (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Expressman (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Gaston (uncredited)
William Stack ... Mr. Marinier (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Judge of the Court (uncredited)
Emma Tansey ... Flower Woman (uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt ... Second Court Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Vidor 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)

Marcel Achard (story)

Jan Lustig  screenplay "Gribouille" (uncredited)

Produced by
B.B. Kahane .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lucien Moraweck 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien N. Andriot (director of photography) (as Lucien Andriot)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
William Knight .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... sound engineer (uncredited)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Howell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S (1963) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6402)

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Safely watchable stuff with Hayworth and Ford an amiable pairing., 10 October 2008
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Andre Morestan is delighted to get called up for jury service, determined to take the job seriously he is very upset when he is merely put on the reserve list. However one of the other jurors falls ill and Andre grasps the opportunity with gusto and honour, the case is a tricky one, a pretty woman named Natalie Roguin is accused of murdering her partner. Andre asks some probing questions and manages to sway the outcome to earn Natalie an acquittal, this in spite of the other jurors not being totally convinced as regards Natalie's reputation. taking things further, Andre gives Natalie a job at his bicycle shop. Andre's son, Pierre is quite taken with Natalie, and this coupled with the nagging doubt over her innocence from other quarters puts a major strain on the Morestan household.

This is a remake of the French film Gibouille, it's an interesting piece that never quite gets out of first gear. Rita Hayworth looks lovely and plays off well with Glen Ford's Pierre, whilst Brian Aherne is very entertaining as Andre, but one never gets any sense of feeling with the characters. In a film that purports to be a comedy drama, you find that the picture is caught between both genres, the comedy is sporadically interesting but the drama then comes across as staid. I personally haven't seen the French original but i wouldn't be at all surprised if Gibouille is a bit more daring and close to the knuckle with its execution?. This is a decent picture and one that certainly has a watch-ability factor for cast and outcome of story, it just really should have been so much more one feels. 5.2/10

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