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Director:
Writers:
Edward Anhalt (screenplay) and
J.P. Miller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 May 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
HERE IS THE RAW TRUTH...NAILED TO THE SCREEN! See more »
Plot:
A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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sincere, but rather muddle headed and unrealistic See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Burt Lancaster ... Hank Bell

Dina Merrill ... Karin Bell

Edward Andrews ... R. Daniel Cole
Vivian Nathan ... Mrs. Escalante

Shelley Winters ... Mary diPace

Larry Gates ... Randolph

Telly Savalas ... Detective Lt. Gunderson
Pilar Seurat ... Louisa Escalante
Jody Fair ... Angela Rugiello

Roberta Shore ... Jenny Bell
Milton Selzer ... Dr. Walsh

Robert Burton ... Judge
David J. Stewart ... Barton
Stanley Kristien ... Danny diPace

John Davis Chandler ... Arthur Reardon
Neil Burstyn ... Anthony 'Batman' Aposto (as Neil Nephew)
Luis Arroyo ... Zorro
José Pérez ... Roberto Escalante (as Jose Perez)
Richard Velez ... Gargantua
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Adams ... Police Lt. Hardy (uncredited)

Fred Aldrich ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
John Barton ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Citizen (uncredited)
Robert Biheller ... Turtleneck (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco ... Citizen (uncredited)
Jon Carlo ... McNally (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Citizen (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Juror (uncredited)

Leonardo Cimino ... Mr. Rugiello (uncredited)
Robert Cleaves ... Sullivan (uncredited)
Thom Conroy ... Mr. Abbeney (uncredited)
Linda Dangcil ... Maria Amora (uncredited)
John David ... Minor Role (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Cole Supporter (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Court Clerk (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Cole Supporter (uncredited)

Harry Holcombe ... Doctor (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Whitey (uncredited)

Crane Jackson ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. Patton (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Rafael López ... José (uncredited)
Paul Marco ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Elaine Martone ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Lester Matthews ... Dr. Androtti (uncredited)
David O. McCall ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Norell ... Pierce (uncredited)
Daniel Núñez ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Juror (uncredited)

Bill Quinn ... Police Capt. Larsen (uncredited)

Bill Raisch ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Chris Robinson ... Pretty Boy Savarese (uncredited)
Mario Roccuzzo ... Diavolo (uncredited)
William Sargent ... Soames (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter at Police Precinct (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Dention Center Guard (uncredited)
Mabel Smaney ... Juror (uncredited)

Stephen Soldi ... Citizen (uncredited)
Irving Steinberg ... Police Officer Wohlman (uncredited)
Johnny Walsh ... Lonnie (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Cole Supporter (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
 
Writing credits
Edward Anhalt (screenplay) and
J.P. Miller (screenplay) (as JP Miller)

Evan Hunter (novel "A Matter of Conviction")

Produced by
Pat Duggan .... producer
Harold Hecht .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Amram 
 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Nathaniel Burr Smidt  (as Burr Smidt)
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Angel (uncredited)
Roselle Novello (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (as Robert Schiffer)
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gilbert Kurland .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (as Carter DeHaven Jr.)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Eldon Coutts .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Amram .... conductor
David Amram .... musician: piano (uncredited)
David Amram .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Barrow .... musician: tenor sax (uncredited)
Harold Land .... musician: tenor sax (uncredited)
Teo Macero .... musician: alto sax (uncredited)
George Morrow .... musician: acoustic double bass (uncredited)
Leon Petties .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sydney Pollack .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:12 (2009) | UK:X (1961) | West Germany:16 (f) | West Germany:12 (f) (cut version)

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Trivia:
Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters, who played former lovers in the film, were actually former lovers in real life.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After Hank Bell is attacked by the gang in the subway car, the next shot opens with the doctor in the emergency room examining a chest x-ray that is obviously reversed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Portraits chinois (1996)See more »

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20 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
sincere, but rather muddle headed and unrealistic, 5 January 2006
Author: Charles Herold (cherold) from United States

This is one of those social conscience movies that were popular in the 50s and early 60s. This is not an especially good example of the genre. It follows prosecutor Burt Lancaster's investigation into a gang killing. The movie seems to be designed around a series of points the screenplay wants to make about the nature of slums and gangs and whether the death penalty is a good thing and that sort of thing, but it approaches all this in an unconvincing, mechanical manner. While the movie isn't all bad throughout, and seems vaguely interesting most of the way through, the trial at the end is so utterly absurd that it ruined what little momentum the movie had going. This is standard Hollywood law, in which Lancaster exhibits fairly incompetent prosecutorial behavior in his quest for "the truth." The movie is sincere and has good credentials, so it looks like it should be a good movie, but it really isn't.

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