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Twilight of Honor (1963)

Approved | | Drama | 6 February 1964 (West Germany)
A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.



(screenplay), (novel)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Mitchell
Ben Brown
Art Harper
Susan Harper
Norris Bixby
Laura Mae Brown
Cole Clinton
Amy Clinton
Judge James Tucker
Charles Crispin
George Mitchell ...
District Attorney Paul Farish
Judson Elliot (as Donald Barry)
Sheriff B.L. 'Buck' Wheeler
Therese 'Tess' Braden
June Dayton ...
Vera Driscoll


A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

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HIS FIRST STARRING ROLE ON THE SCREEN! Richard Chamberlain as a fearless trial lawyer in a drama of love, courage, and murder!




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Release Date:

6 February 1964 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Acusado de homicidio  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Robert Walker Jr. originally announced for Nick Adams' role. See more »


In the flashback of Ben and Laura Mae hitchhiking along the lonely road in New Mexico miles from town, Cole Clinton drives up in his Imperial convertible and offers them a ride. The convertible has a rear view mirror clearly showing attached to the front windshield in the camera's wide shot point of view. In the next closeup scene with the point of view from the front of the car and the windshield centered in the frame, the rear view mirror is missing. In the next scene, a wide shot of the car driving into the hotel parking lot, the rear view mirror is mysteriously re-attached back onto the windshield. See more »


Judge James Tucker: Mr. Mitchell, examine the witness, don't undress her.
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Nick Adams and Joey Heatherton
19 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was introduced to Nick Adams on the set of Twilight of Honor by my then girl friend Joey Heatherton. He was one of the nicest guys i had ever met and we became fast friends in the few days i spent with him and Joey while they were filming this movie. When I was about to go back to NY, I asked Nick for an autograph and he gave me a very large photo of himself and Kirk Douglas. i just took out that picture after many years and read the inscription that Nick wrote on the photo. It reads, "For Paul- This is the only big picture I have left so I hope you don't mind Kirk staring at you too. Only I just want to say I think you are a great guy and am very happy to be able to call you a friend. Looking forward to seeing more of you. Your Friend, Nick."

Soon after he wrote this to me I was told that he died...and later was told he took his own life. I was shocked and to this day do not know the story behind his suicide. I will treasure this photo forever.

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