With a murder mystery of this caliber, it is easy to spoil the suspense. I will just speak of the magnificent courtroom magic worthy of a combination of Poe and Earle Stanley Gardiner, with the elegance of Agatha Christie. Sir Michael Redgrave, Leo Genn, Ann Todd and Kieron Moore are spellbinding in no way hammy or over the top as some self-important professional critics try to say today. In the 1950's and early 60's this film was CONTINUALLY SHOWN on New York's Million Dollar Movie, 4 times a day for a week at a time, every six months.
I do not know what to say or do to reach and convince the holder of copyright to release this great film on DVD. The time and mix of contemporary film elements are perfect for the restoration of this classic. If no one has copyright, but does have a broadcast copy, may I ask on behalf of a great many film enthusiasts that you make it available. I cannot help noticing that "The Paradine Case" is being heavily marketed even though Hitchcock himself panned it. "The Green Scarf" belongs on the same shelf with "Witness For The Prosecution," the Poirot and Marple series, the Rathbone "Sherlock Holmes" (all right, Jeremy Brett as well . . . but if so, "Without a Clue" with Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Michael Caine, "Perry Mason," and the wonderful modern "Sherlock" BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Surely someone who reads this knows how to get a film as widely shown as this, albeit 50 years ago. Please make an effort to help bring this film back before the public.
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