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Valerie (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Western | 1 August 1957 (USA)
After the American Civil War, former Union Major John Garth marries pretty settler Valerie but tragedy strikes and the two spouses end up in court where they give two different conflicting accounts of their marriage.

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writers:

Emmett Murphy (original screenplay), Laurence Heath (original screenplay) (as Leonard Heideman)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sterling Hayden ... John Garth
Anita Ekberg ... Valerie Horvat
Anthony Steel ... Reverend Blake
Peter Walker Peter Walker ... Herb Garth
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Mingo (as Jerry Barclay)
Iphigenie Castiglioni Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Mrs. Horvat
John Wengraf ... Mr. Horvat
Robert Adler ... Lundy
Gage Clarke ... Lawyer Griggs
Tom McKee Tom McKee ... Dave Carlin
Sydney Smith ... Judge Frisbee
Stanley Adams ... Dr. Jackson
Malcolm Atterbury ... Sheriff
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Nurse Linsey
Darryl Duran Darryl Duran ... Earl Davis
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John Garth (Sterling Hayden) is tried for critically wounding his wife Valerie (Anita Ekberg) and murdering her parents (John Wengraf and Iphigenie Castiglioni.) His testimony is one of disappointment with Valerie, her unfaithfulness with Reverend Blake (Anthony Steele),and the continual nagging by her parents; a combination of events that drove him to violence. He makes no mention of having a bad childhood. Valerie, from her hospital bed, testifies of a nightmarish marriage, constant brutality and an unreasonable suspicion of Reverend Blake who befriended her in her misery. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sadist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Valerie
Music by Albert Glasser
Lyrics by Hal Richards
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Despite some less than stellar acting by Ekberg, it's an excellent film.
30 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Valerie" is a movie that only gets better the more you watch of the film. Up until the last 15 minutes or so, I wasn't that impressed with the story (or Miss Ekberg's acting) but it all got very exciting towars teh end...making it well worth seeing.

The story begins with a mass murder. John Garth (Sterling Hayden) leaves a home after a shooting which left three people dead and his wife shot and close to death. The film shows both his account and hers of the events leading up to the shooting...a shooting he claims was in self defense. What really happened?

In some ways, this story is like the classic Japanese film "Rashomon", though instead of three viewpoints you have two...and teasing apart what REALLY happened is a bit easier in "Valerie". It's a simpler story...but still well done. As I mentioned above, my only quibble was some of Ekberg's acting....it often wasn't great and her accent was a bit thick, so, if possible, watch with captions.


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