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Trial (1955)

 |  Drama  |  7 October 1955 (USA)
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The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending... See full summary »

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David
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Abbe
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Barney
John Hodiak ...
District Attorney Armstrong
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Mrs. Chavez
Rafael Campos ...
Angel Chavez
Juano Hernandez ...
Judge Theodore Motley
Robert Middleton ...
A.A. 'Fats' Sanders
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Ralph Castillo
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Cap Grant
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Finn (as Elisha Cook)
Ann Lee ...
Gail Wiltse
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Sam Wiltse
Richard Gaines ...
Dr. Johannes Albert Schacter
Barry Kelley ...
Jim Brackett
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The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own underhanded purposes. He and his organization bring in an idealistic law professor (Glenn Ford) who agrees to represent the boy in court. Written by alfiehitchie

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7 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fúria dos Justos  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.75 : 1
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Goofs

Though the film was made in 1955, it takes place in 1947. However, in the scene where Abbe, Barney and David are driving through town after their first visit with Angel in prison, most of the cars visible in the background are 1950s or late 40s models, including brand new 1955 cars seen in an automobile dealership window. See more »

Quotes

David Blake: [Blake and Castle are discussing the fund-raising for Angel Chavez's defense fund] Look, it's not only the way you are raising the money, it's the people that are raising it.The All Peoples Party. Barney, half of them are a bunch of Communists, you know that!
Bernard 'Barney' Castle: I'd say sixty percent, and some of the others are cheating the Party out if its dues.
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18 April 2002 | by (Luleå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly, this movie is very entertaining. Some parts are unintentionally humorous, and it's not one of the all-time greats, but it is well worth watching. It's much more involving than most movies of its day.


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