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Inadmissible Evidence (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 23 June 1968 (USA)
A lawyer's agonizing journey to the breaking point of his private and professional lives as he becomes more and more alienated from everyone connected with him.

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Bill Maitland
Eleanor Fazan ...
Anna Maitland
Jill Bennett ...
Liz
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Hudson
David Valla ...
Jones
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Shirley
Ingrid Boulting ...
Jane (as Ingrid Brett)
Gillian Hills ...
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Isabel Dean ...
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Clare Kelly ...
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John Normington ...
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A lawyer's agonizing journey to the breaking point of his private and professional lives as he becomes more and more alienated from everyone connected with him.

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Evidencia inadmisible  »

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Eileen Atkins shunned films for some years because of her uncomfortable time on this project. See more »

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Referenced in Youth Wave (1968) See more »

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Uniquely Gripping, Yet, Nearly Incomprehensible.
27 April 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

'Inadmissible Evidence' is a film unlike any other I have ever seen. From the moment we are introduced to the anti-heroic main character, played to perfection by Nicol Williamson, we are gripped by his every movement.

Yet, due to his strong, bewildering performance, our attention is solely directed to him, and not to the many other characters, plot twists and story. The John Osborne tale was complex enough as it was without the ordeal of confusing flashbacks and such fierce characterizations.

I may be crazy, but I actually think that this film would benefit from a poorer cast! After all, Williamson is so fascinating, that we completely forget about the story itself, and we can't help being bewitched by his London solicitor who slowly descends into emotional bankruptcy while analyzing his own existence and the harm he has done to others - his wife, his mistresses, and the carefree young man he used to be.

About the flashbacks... I guess they were a mere device that the producers of the movie thought would be helpful, since the movie is almost a filmed play. Nevertheless, the device backfires, and only add to the utter confusion of the viewer.

Well, all in all, this is an unusual, gripping film, that features a powerhouse performance by Mr. Williamson, but whose gloomy, depressing, confusing and existentialist point of view are definitely not for the ones

who are looking for breezy entertainment.


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