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The Walls of Jericho (1948)

After County Attorney Dave Connors helps Julia Norman with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman, she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria... See full summary »

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John M. Stahl

Writers:

Lamar Trotti, Paul Wellman (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cornel Wilde ... Dave Connors
Linda Darnell ... Algeria Wedge
Anne Baxter ... Julia Norman
Kirk Douglas ... Tucker Wedge
Ann Dvorak ... Belle Connors
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Dunham
Henry Hull ... Jefferson Norman
Colleen Townsend ... Marjorie Ransome
Barton MacLane ... Gotch McCurdy
Griff Barnett ... Judge Hutto
William Tracy ... Cully Caxton
Art Baker ... Peddigrew
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After County Attorney Dave Connors helps Julia Norman with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman, she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge, the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge, makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle. Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE WALLS OF JERICHO - A famed best-seller speaks the heart of a town that couldn't hold their kind of love! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1948 (Sweden) See more »

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Murallas humanas See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 8, 1955 with Cornel Wilde reprising his film role. See more »

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Complex and rather adult for the time.
12 September 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you like watching movies that are easy to predict and formulaic...well, this film is not for you! The plot has many unusual twists and turns and it's one of the more unusual Hollywood films of the era.

The story is set in the town of Jericho. Dave Connors (Cornell Wilde) is a very decent man...working hard as a county prosecutor. And, he's easy to like and you find yourself rooting for the guy. The problem is that he's married to a nasty drunk (Ann Dvorak), but he makes the best of it. Even when an old lady friend of his returns to town and she clearly is in love with him and vice-versa, he resists the urge and avoids the woman because he is a faithful, decent man. In addition to this lady coming back to Jericho, an old friend (Kirk Douglas) comes with his gorgeous wife (Linda Darnell)...and she, also, seems very interested in Dave. So where is this all going to end? I bet you couldn't predict it in your lifetime unless you see the film!

I give this film high marks for originality and acting. While Wilde never rose to the upper echelons of actors, he was excellent here...as was everyone. An interesting and often overlooked film from Twentieth Century-Fox that deserves to be seen.


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