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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.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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David Mitchell
Nick Adams ...
Ben Brown
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Art Harper
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Susan Harper
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Norris Bixby
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Laura Mae Brown
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Cole Clinton
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Amy Clinton
Edgar Stehli ...
Judge James Tucker
James Bell ...
Charles Crispin
George Mitchell ...
District Attorney Paul Farish
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Judson Elliot (as Donald Barry)
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Sheriff B.L. 'Buck' Wheeler
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Therese 'Tess' Braden
June Dayton ...
Vera Driscoll
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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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6 February 1964 (West Germany)  »

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Acusado de homicidio  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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Judge James Tucker: Mr. Mitchell, examine the witness, don't undress her.
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A Good Courtroom Drama
7 March 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is, though entertaining, far from a good movie. It comes across as a long television show. And no wonder! The director did mostly TV. At the time, star Richard Chamberlain was known primarily for his Dr. Kildare series.

The supporting cast is lots of fun. It runs the gamut from -- OK, ready? Pat Butram .... to Joey Heatherton ... to Claude Rains. Yes, in the middle of this tale of a poor low class kid (Nick Adams, suitably confused looking) caught in the midst of a class-conscious small Southern town, Rains is the patriarchal retired lawyer. Yes, Claude Rains.

He looks frail and certainly doesn't seem especially Southern. But here was a man who never turned in a bad performance.

Chamberlain is good, too, and Jeanette Nolan is touching as the wife of the man Adams is accused of murdering.


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