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Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
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When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects' statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Run-of-the-mill court room drama
18 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's all been said already in previous comments. The main attraction of this film was the parade of well-known British characters of 50 years ago, with nearly everyone being readily identifiable. The big disappointment was Richard Todd, whose career by then was past its peak; he was eclipsed by Robert Morley and Dudley Sutton. The latter deserves a special mention; in the first part of the film he does come over as a thuggish yob; then, as the facts are presented from the youths' angle, his on-screen persona changes to that of an almost sympathetic lad.

I had my doubts as to the authenticity of the court proceedings, and I didn't quite follow the attitude changes of Todd as the prosecutor.

With so much debate now going on in Britain about "feral youth" (to use a perhaps provocative term), the film posed various questions that are still being asked today, and it would seem that since they were posed in 1962 society has not found the answers.


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