A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

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Lowell Myers
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Donald Lang
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Ragoti
Rose Gregorio ...
Jean Markin
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Julius Lang
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Mrs. Harrod
Jonathan Pilurs ...
Detective Romain
Paul Butler ...
Sergeant Alonzo Hobbs
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Dr. Romney
Frankie Hill ...
Ernestine
Ray Price ...
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Dr. Morris (as Patrick Billingsley)
James D. O'Reilly ...
Judge O'Mara (as James O'Reilly)
Tricia Borha ...
Mrs. Lang
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A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

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27 May 1979 (USA)  »

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What a movie
10 September 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie tonight for the first time since 1979, when i was a little girl, it was powerful then, and it still is. It still has the ability to make me cry....the ending still has me puzzled. I highly recommend this movie..it gave me a new respect for those of us, who are living with overwhelming disabilities, and still surviving like champions. BTW, Levar Burton is a helluva an actor! Bravo!!! Elaina


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