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The Verdict (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 November 1946 (USA)
After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

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Supt. John R. Buckley
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Mr. Grodman was a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard until a mistake in an investigation caused the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame and is dismissed, replaced by the obnoxious, gloating Buckley. Feeling vengeful, Grodman would like nothing more than to see Buckley look foolish on the job. His friend Victor Emmric, an artist with macabre tastes, wouldn't mind either and soon a mysterious murder occurs that may provide them with the chance. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Feature directorial debut of Don Siegel. See more »

Quotes

Supt. George Edward Grodman: I feel as if I were drinking at my own wake.
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Version of The Perfect Crime (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me a Little Bit
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Joan Lorring
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THE BEST MYSTERY MOVIE EVER MADE
26 August 2004 | by (monsey, ny usa) – See all my reviews

I sell old mysteries & attempt to read every book I sell. I love mysteries & have read and seen the best & the worst. Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre partner again to make this wonderful, grainy black & white cinema classic. The grainy quality & black & white film only add to the quality of this film. This IS NOT the movie THE VERDICT, made by Paul Newman.It is based on the turn of the last century novella by Israel Zangwill, THE BIG BOW MYSTERY. The film is much better than the novella. It is a pure, classic whodunnit, which is solved at the very end....most dramatically. I keep seeking copies to give as gifts in regular VHS. PAL or (dare I dream)DVD. Turner Movies owns the right & used to broadcast this film regularly on TBS or TNT. I have not seen it on TV for the last 5 years. If you enjoy old or new mysteries, I would love to hear opinions if you have been fortunate enough to have seen this film. Sincerely, Hil SIRALEWKER@AOL.COM


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