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The Silent Witness (1932)

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Complete credited cast:
Lionel Atwill ... Sir Austin Howard
Greta Nissen ... Nora Selmer
Weldon Heyburn ... Carl Blake
Helen Mack ... Sylvia Pierce
Bramwell Fletcher ... Anthony Howard
Mary Forbes Mary Forbes ... Lady Howard
C. Montague Shaw ... Inspector Robbins (as Montague Shaw)
Wyndham Standing ... Sir John Lawson--Barrister
Alan Mowbray ... Arthur Drinton
Herbert Mundin ... Henry Hammer
Billy Bevan ... Horace Ward
Lumsden Hare ... Colonel Grayson
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Testemunha Oculta See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Excellent court drama
9 September 2002 | by niels-4See all my reviews

This was really an exciting film to watch. Great performance by Lionel Atwill as a lawyer defending his son accused for murdering a shrewd gold digger played by the wonderful Greta Nissen. Trying to con innocent men from falling for her charms backfires and results in a murder that has several twist before resolved. The film has both atmosphere and drama. It moves quickly from court room to the scene of the crime. The actors portrays the characters with personality and talent. It is interesting to watch Greta Nissen in a role that makes her look and act like Jean Harlow. It was Jean Harlow that replaced Nissen when Howard Hughs decided to re-shoot HELLS ANGELS (1930) and make it into a sound film. But Greta Nissen proves in this film that she was a star to be reckoned with. Enjoy this gem and lets hope that Fox will restore "Silent Witness" to its glory and release it on video/DVD... We are allowed to hope !


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