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The Story on Page One (1959)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  December 1959 (USA)
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Cast

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Josephine Brown / Jo Morris
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Judge Edgar Neilsen
Sanford Meisner ...
Phil Stanley
Robert Burton ...
District Attorney Nordeau
Alfred Ryder ...
Lt. Mike Morris
Katherine Squire ...
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Judge Carey
Myrna Fahey ...
Alice
Leo Penn ...
Morrie Goetz
Sheridan Comerate ...
Ofcr. Francis Morris
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Det. Lt. Mark McPherson (voice) (archive footage)
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When Jo Morris' marriage turned sour and heartless, she found sympathy and companionship with widower Larry Ellis. After Jo's husband is accidentally killed in a struggle over a gun with Larry, the adulterous couple find themselves on trial for their lives, with their lawyers fighting the pair's reluctance to turn against each other. Written by scgary66

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December 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sensation auf Seite 1  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Besser filmed several scenes as the owner of the bar & grill frequented by Santini, but most of the footage was cut before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

The California state flag behind the witness stand keeps changing. Sometimes the word "Republic" can be read, and in others it is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ellis: What did the judge say, son?
Larry Ellis: He wished me well.
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Old Black Joe
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on the piano and sung by Carol Anne Seflinger
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Great Characters, Great Dramatics
17 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I finally had a chance to see this film from beginning to end. I first came across the movie one Saturday afternoon in 1997 and never knew its title. After a couple of years of searching, I gave up. Just last week, a librarian referred me to a video store in North Hollywood that had the title. Rita Hayworth is Prozac-like and convincing in her portrayal as a sensitive, yet withdrawn woman. Her husband, played by Alfred Ryder is as insensitive and abusive as they come; especially that he carries a gun. I thought Gig Young's character would have stood up to his mother, played by Mildred Dunnock, more sooner than later in life. Dunnock's, Mrs. Ellis was superbly overbearing, manipulative and snobbish. Tony Franciosis performed magnificently on cross of the character when questioning her undue and unwanted influence over her son. Once Defender Santini took his seat after questioning, one could see the flames of anger and disdain flow from his nostrils. This movie is a definite must-see for classic movie lovers. All those years were worth the wait and anticipation.


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