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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

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Adam Bonner
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Amanda Bonner
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Doris Attinger
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Warren Attinger
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Kip Lurie
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Beryl Caighn
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Olympia La Pere
Eve March ...
Grace
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Judge Reiser
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Jules Frikke
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Mrs. McGrath
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Judge Marcasson
Elizabeth Flournoy ...
Dr. Margaret Brodeigh
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Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
Charles Bastin ...
Young District Attorney (uncredited)
Harry Baum ...
Commuter (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Mr. Bonner - Adam's Father (uncredited)
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Mrs. Bonner - Adam's Mother (uncredited)
Harris Brown ...
Court Attendant (uncredited)
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Roy (uncredited)
Harry Cody ...
Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Cramer ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ...
Subway Guard (uncredited)
Roger Davis ...
Paul Hurlock (uncredited)
Janna DeLoos ...
Mary - Maid (uncredited)
Sidney Dubin ...
Bobby - Amanda's Assistant (uncredited)
Rex Evans ...
Fat Man in Elevator (uncredited)
John Fell ...
Adam's Assistant (uncredited)
Norman Field ...
Courtroom Bailiff (uncredited)
Glen Gallagher ...
Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Danny Harvey ...
Office Boy (uncredited)
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Court Stenographer (uncredited)
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Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Nancy Laurents ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Gracille LaVinder ...
Police Matron (uncredited)
DeForrest Lawrence ...
Adam's Assistant (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Lady with Attinger Kids in Court (uncredited)
Lester Luther ...
Judge Poynter (uncredited)
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Subway Conductor (uncredited)
Dwight Martin ...
Photographer (uncredited)
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Louie - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Evelyn Moriarty ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
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Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
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Dave (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Gil Patric ...
Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
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Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Dan Quigg ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Emerald - Kip's Girlfriend (uncredited)
William Self ...
Benjamin Klausner - Jury Foreman (uncredited)
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Tralier Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
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Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Juror (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ...
Mrs. Marcasson (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Cukor

Written by

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Ruth Gordon ... (screen play) and
Garson Kanin ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Lawrence Weingarten ... producer

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Miklós Rózsa ... (as Miklos Rozsa)

Cinematography by

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George J. Folsey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Boemler ... film editor

Art Direction by

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William Ferrari
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer

Production Management

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Charles Levin ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joel Freeman ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Greenwood ... assistant director (uncredited)
Andrew Marton ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Henry Grace ... associate set decorator (as Henry W. Grace)
Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor / sound recordist (uncredited)

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Walter Plunkett ... costumes: Miss Hepburn

Music Department

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William Axt ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Bassman ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos

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Taglines It Will Tickle Your Funny Bone ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Man and Wife (United States)
  • Madame porte la culotte (France)
  • La costilla de Adán (Spain)
  • Aatamin kylkiluu (Finland)
  • Coasta lui Adam (Romania)
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  • 101 min
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Trivia Inspired by the real-life story of husband-and-wife lawyers William Dwight Whitney and Dorothy Whitney, who represented Raymond Massey and his ex-wife Adrienne Allen in their divorce. After the Massey divorce was over, the Whitneys divorced each other and married the respective Masseys. See more »
Goofs Early in film, Amanda wildly turns steering wheel from one side to another while driving down straight New York street. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Farewell, Amanda See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits are little curtains that go up and down, on a stage in a performance hall. See more »
Quotes Amanda Bonner: And after you shot your husband... how did you feel?
Doris Attinger: Hungry!
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