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A Fever in the Blood (1961)

The murder of a socialite leads to a sensational trial, with a close governor's race hanging on its outcome.

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A district attorney, a US Senator, and a Superior Court judge are all possible candidates for governor. All three meet in official or unofficial ways when a socialite is found murdered and her estranged husband, nephew of a former governor, stands accused. Written by Terry A. Hurlbut

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28 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Carroll O'Connor's film debut. See more »

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When Matt takes a phone call in Leland's apartment, the phone on the table is turned about 90 degrees between shots - and so is Cathy's picture. See more »

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Cathy Simon: He is sure of my loyalty. He is trying to win my love.
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16 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Fever in the Blood," a 1961 film, was directed by Vincent Sherman and starred Jack Kelly, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Herbert Marshall, Jesse White, Angie Dickinson, Carol O'Connor, and Don Ameche. Kelly is a DA, Zimbalist a Judge, and Ameche the current state senator, and they all want to run for governor. A high-profile murder case might be just the ticket, and DA Callahan (Kelly) jumps at the opportunity, with Leland Hoffman (Zimbalist) the presiding judge.

You'd think an old pro like Vincent Sherman would have known better than to let these actors play to the top row of the balcony, but the acting for the most part was way over the top, with most actors speaking at the top of their lungs. The result gives the film a very old-fashioned feel.

This isn't an A cast, but it is a likable one. A little more subtlety in the direction would have made for a less bombastic presentation.


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