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The Missing Juror (1944)

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Joe Keats
Janis Carter ...
Alice Hill
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Harry Wharton / Jerome K. Bentley
Jean Stevens ...
Tex Tuttle
Joseph Crehan ...
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16 November 1944 (USA)  »

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O Aviso de Morte  »

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Harry Wharton: Now you know why I ordered everything in twelves. Call it what you will - obsession, insanity, murder complex.
Alice Hill: Do you believe that by destroying others you can bring ease to your own mind?
Harry Wharton: I must try. I can't go on this living death. I must find myself.
Alice Hill: Over the bodies of your innocent victims?
Harry Wharton: Innocent? Was it innocent to send me to the death house? Have you any conception what it's like inside those cold walls? Waiting, eternally waiting. To fall asleep and awaken night after night with that ...
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I watched this based on "Povertyrowpictures'" review....
11 October 2009 | by (Toledo, OH) – See all my reviews

....which is so opposite reality as to be intentionally misleading.

"Juror" is NOT noir.

It IS a poorly-written B "mystery", with little of that, but plenty of under- and over-acting.

You can't even call it a pot-boiler because it never catches fire.

The only reason it's "rarely seen" on TV these days is that only TCM would show it. (But you'll never see Osborne or Mankiewicz introducing it.)

With the exception of classics like "The Wizard of Oz", "Gone With the Wind" and "It's a Wonderful Life", no network today will broadcast movies over 30 years old in order to attract that all-important 18-35 demographic.

This clunker has nothing in common with "Stranger On The Third Floor" and it's an insult to say it's a twist on "And Then There Were None."

"Juror" was just a paycheck for Budd Boetticher, who moved on to direct and team with Randolph Scott for some truly great 1950s westerns.

Watch them, not this.


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