Twilight of Honor (1963)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  6 February 1964 (West Germany)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Mitchell
Nick Adams ...
Ben Brown
Art Harper
Susan Harper
Norris Bixby
Laura Mae Brown
Cole Clinton
Amy Clinton
Edgar Stehli ...
Judge James Tucker
James Bell ...
Charles Crispin
George Mitchell ...
District Attorney Paul Farish
Judson Elliot (as Donald Barry)
Sheriff B.L. 'Buck' Wheeler
Robin Raymond ...
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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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Great Joey Heatherton Film
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Always enjoy viewing this film mainly because Joey Heatherton's father was a mail man and delivered the mail to my home at the time in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Richard Chamberland,(David Mitchell),"The Pavilion",'99, was a lawyer in this picture and wound up having to defend Joey Heatherton's (Laura Mae Brown), husband from a crime he was accused of performing on a police officer. The police officer was found not breathing in the bed in which Laura Mae shared herself. Laura is a very sexy hot to trot gal and performs all sorts of wild movements with her body in a bar next to a classic jukebox in the 1960's. Claude Rains,(Art Harper),"The Invisible Man",'33 makes a brief appearance and adds a good supporting role. This is a very entertaining film in Black and White and held my interest from beginning to the very end.

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