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Writers:
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)
Marcel Achard (story)
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Release Date:
7 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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)
 
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80 min
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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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9 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The mystery could not make up its mind whether it wanted to be a comedy or a drama., 24 February 2000
Author: pitzerclan (pitzerclan@thegrid.net) from Brentwood, CA

Having seen (and commented on for IMDb) the more recent movie by the same title with Gene Wilder, I wanted to watch the 1940 movie to see if there was any resemblance between the two. There was none. Although I am less qualified to evaluate this movie, considering it was made eight years before I was born, I must say it seemed to me that this court-room mystery could not make up its mind whether it wanted to be a comedy or a serious drama. There were alternating comedic and serious touches which I believe detracted from the overall enjoyment of the film. However, the story was enjoyable for a one-time viewing. Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford were familiar to me. Brian Aherne was unfamiliar to me in name, but I believe I recognized him from other movies. He reminded me a little of blustering William Powell in "Life with Father," a movie I cannot stand. It seemed to me the wife could have seen through the father's stories a lot sooner, the silliness of the daughter was overdone, and the scenes with Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth could have been more revealing as to their true feelings for each other. The pairing of the daughter with the fat boy was predictable. And I don't know that the real truth about Rita Hayworth's character really made all that much difference in the end. But these are just my opinions, and I'm glad to say I was able to view the film this once.

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