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Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

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Theresa (Terry) Scott
Dennis Morgan ...
David Campbell
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Lena Fassler
Margalo Gillmore ...
Isobel Bradford
Anthony Ross ...
Robert (Bob) Fisher
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Arthur Timkin
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Harry Patullo
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Judge James Byron
Harry Bellaver ...
Gabor Simkiewicz, Bailiff
George Chandler ...
Lester Hubley
Frank Conlan ...
John Brokaw (as Frank Conlin)
Charles Meredith ...
Lyle Pettijohn
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Moore
Edith Evanson ...
Mary Travers
Sumner Getchell ...
John Simon
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Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

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17 August 1951 (Finland)  »

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Intermezzo matrimoniale  »

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During the reenactment of the crime, the female officer is standing by the edge of the cliff. The prosecutor then steps to her side. In the next shot, the officer is standing alone again. See more »

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Yes, that's Fred Flintstone in the jury!
30 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is about a group of jurors who are sequestered during an important case. In the process, two of them (Dennis Morgan and Ginger Rogers) quickly fall in love--even though Morgan is still married! This illicit relationship is meant as a parallel to the murder trial, as the defendant was having an affair when his wife was murdered--making him the prime suspect. Aside from these two actors, Thelma Ritter and Alan Reed (the voice of Fred Flintstone) are on the jury. Also, one of the witnesses in the trial is a young Frank Cady ('Sam Drucker' from "Green Acres")--who is apparently alive and well even today.

Aside from the Morgan-Rogers angle, the film is essentially a less tense nor as well acted film in the vein of "12 Angry Men". For example, a lady in the jury is projecting her hatred of her ex-husband onto the defendant--much like Lee J. Cobb directed his anger at his son on the defendant in "12 Angry Men". Overall, it's good, but nothing like "12 Angry Men" in quality and the affair angle seems to get in the way and was rather unnecessary--as well as a bit sappy--especially at the end. A decent time-passer but it just doesn't hit the mark.


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