Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, Doris Winters (Tuesday Weld) is an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful when she is accused of murdering her young daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Winters
Detective Louis Kazinsky
Lieutenant Tom Wharton
Mel Duvall
Dr. Rosen
Elizabeth Carson
Stephen Pearlman ...
Herman Golob
Assistant District Attorney Verrell
Detective Dick Tarcher
Larry Winters
Inspector McCartney
Mrs. Wharton
Mari Gorman ...
Miriam Hamlish
Katharine Bard ...
Mrs. Winters
Mrs. Kazinsky (as Lisa Richards)


Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, Doris Winters (Tuesday Weld) is an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful when she is accused of murdering her young daughter.

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21 February 1978 (USA)  »

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The film is loosely based on the real-life case of Alice Crimmins, a single mother in New York who was tried and convicted of murdering her two children in 1965, despite lack of evidence connecting her to the crime. Crimmins was convicted solely because of her reputation and appearance. See more »


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Uncompromising - a welcome deviation from the norm

Thankfully "A Question of Guilt" maintains the courage of its convictions. Being a late seventies television movie, one expects a neatly wrapping up of the proceedings so that we can go to our beds with the feeling all is well with the world. This very much strengthens what could have been just another television crime or court drama. This uncompromising stance is totally in synch with the uncompromising attitude of the central character.

A fine supporting cast in Ron Liebman, Alex Rocco and Viveca Lindors all help in elevating the movie but it's the crucial key role as played by Tuesday Weld that really makes "A Question of Guilt" worthwhile.

It was television rather than the movies that afforded Tuesday Weld the opportunities to display her considerable acting talents in a range of well played roles which have largely been forgotten since they were doomed to the oblivion that is the fate of even the finer works of the genre.

During much of the film, Weld dons a blonde wig bearing a striking resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer in "Love Field". It didn't take long for Pfeiffer to enter the big league in which she's acquitted herself more than competently, "Love Field" being her finest moment. That is not how it panned out for Tuesday Weld. The big league for whatever reason, she would remain excluded from other than memorable supporting roles ("Looking for Mr. Goodbar", "Once Upon a Time In America").

The result is that it's very hard to find her best work on video and admittedly many of her movies are not exactly essential viewing. Still, she never gives a weak performance which does makes these movies well worth seeking out.

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