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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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Lottie Rawson
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Supt. John R. Buckley
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Mrs. Vicky Benson
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Clive Russell
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Rev. Holbrook
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Arthur Kendall
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Sir William Dawson
Art Foster ...
PC Warren
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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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El veredicto  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on an 1895 novel titled "The Big Bow Mistery" by Israel Zangwill. See more »

Quotes

Supt. George Edward Grodman: I feel as if I were drinking at my own wake.
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Connections

Version of The Perfect Crime (1928) 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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I don't understand why this movie is more readily available
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most entertaining films i'd seen in a very long time. First of all, Peter Lorre gives a performance like you've never seen this master do before. a playboy! the man is a pure wolf and offers some pretty racy scenes in that respect for a '40's film. Everything that comes from his lips is a sexual innuendo. The ending is a pretty good twist that i would be used to seeing in more modern films. Sydney, of course, does a fantastic performance. the comical elements of the film work beautifully and the masterful acting of Mr. Lorre causes the film to run smoothly and above all, entertaining. WB MUST release this title on DVD!


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