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The Verdict (1946)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Victor Emmric
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Lottie Rawson
George Coulouris ...
Supt. John R. Buckley
Rosalind Ivan ...
Mrs. Vicky Benson
Paul Cavanagh ...
Clive Russell
Arthur Shields ...
Rev. Holbrook
Morton Lowry ...
Arthur Kendall
Holmes Herbert ...
Sir William Dawson
Art Foster ...
PC Warren
Clyde Cook ...
Barney Cole
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Storyline

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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23 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Az ítélet  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Supt. George Edward Grodman: Come in, Victor... I've been expecting you... I lied.
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Version of The Crime Doctor (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Played when Lottie joins Grodman and Emmric at the table
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Guilty of Greatness and Greenstreet
14 September 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I don't know what to say about the other reviews here(better to say nothing as their insights offer that suitable response). This is a great film with a great pairing of that wonderful coupling of gargantuan Sydney Greenstreet and devilish, diminuative Peter Lorre. Grenstreet never was better as a Scotland Yard superintendant who mistakenly sends an innocent man to his death. He is forced out of his job by another aspiring detective played with relish by George Coulouris. Greenstreet remarks, "He underestimated the size of my britches." And so he did! Greenstreet was that special kind of actor that draws you to his every word, action, and deed. His refinement of speech and larger-than-life presence greatly enhance the film. Lorre is Lorre, a funny character actor getting a break from villains for a chance. Lorre and Greenstreet aid each other very nicely and their scenes together are perhaps the most fun ones in the film. Behind all the actions of the two men is a fine Victorian mystery that has a good, hard-to-figure out ending. Director Don Siegel shows his deftness in capturing a dark Victorian setting. His scene exhuming a casket is particularly well-done. A fine film and an unfortunately all to rare chance to see Lorre and Greenstreet together.


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