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The World Was His Jury (1958)

An attorney defends a ship captain that was put on trial for negligence after a deadly event at sea.

Director:

Fred F. Sears
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Cast overview:
Edmond O'Brien ... David Carson
Mona Freeman ... Robin Carson
Karin Booth ... Polly Barrett
Robert McQueeney Robert McQueeney ... Captain Jeremy 'Jerry' Barrett
Paul Birch ... Martin Ranker
John Beradino ... Tony Armand
Richard H. Cutting ... District Attorney Paul Wendall (as Dick Cutting)
Harvey Stephens ... Judge Arthur Farrell
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... 2nd Officer Johnson
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Woman Dancing with Barrett
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An attorney defends a ship captain that was put on trial for negligence after a deadly event at sea.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laiva tulessa See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Though the plot of this film may seem far fetched it is based, fairly closely, on the real life ship fire disaster of the Morro Castle. See more »

Goofs

When David and Robin Carson are discussing the case in the restaurant, the same traffic scene plays over and over ( i.e. the same bus, sedan, truck, people, etc) in the window behind them. See more »

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Solidly entertaining courtroom drama
30 November 1999 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Naval man finds evidence stacked against him and his family support severely tested. Lawyer Edmond O'Brien does a nice star turn as a defense attorney who not only defends his client against the charges but fights personal injustice as well. Ah, if only we could find lawyers like him in real life.


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