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Twilight of Honor (1963)

Approved | | Drama | 6 February 1964 (West Germany)
A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Mitchell
... Ben Brown
... Art Harper
... Susan Harper
... Norris Bixby
... Laura Mae Brown
... Cole Clinton
... Amy Clinton
Edgar Stehli ... Judge James Tucker
... Charles Crispin
... District Attorney Paul Farish
... Judson Elliot (as Donald Barry)
... Sheriff Buck Wheeler
... Tess Braden
June Dayton ... Vera Driscoll
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US Air Force veteran Ben Brown has been charged with the murder of aging Cole Clinton, a leading citizen of Durango County, New Mexico. Months after the discovery of Clint's dead body, Ben was turned in to the authorities by his wife, Laura Mae Brown, who claims she witnessed the murder. Ben has signed a confession to killing Clint, who picked up the Browns hitchhiking on the road on his way back home from an out-of-town cattle auction. In addition to the charge against Ben, Laura Mae is charged as a co-defendant, her trial to be separate from Ben's. Although the alleged murder did not happen in Durango County, the trial is held there, most of Clint's friends and family who will definitely be in attendance, their goal to see Ben convicted and proverbially hanged. Instead of District Attorney Paul Farish, Norris Bixby has been appointed special prosecutor to try the case. James Tucker, the presiding judge, appoints a surprised young attorney named David Mitchell to represent Ben. ... Written by Huggo

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HIS FIRST STARRING ROLE ON THE SCREEN! Richard Chamberlain as a fearless trial lawyer in a drama of love, courage, and murder!

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Acusado de homicidio  »

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In response to his unexpected nod in the Best Supporting Actor category, Nick Adams launched one of the highest-profile campaigns in the history of the Academy Awards. By Oscar night, Adams was considered the front runner simply by virtue of the massive exposure his publicists had achieved for him in the short time between the nominations and the awards ceremony. When veteran actor Melvyn Douglas -- who hadn't campaigned at all -- was announced as the winner for Hud (1963), Adams was left shell-shocked, and the public embarrassment of the episode led to a swift decline in film offers. The actor, who had always suffered from depression, would ultimately commit suicide based on the cumulative effects of his stalled career. See more »

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In the flashback of Ben and Laura Mae hitchhiking along the lonely road in New Mexico miles from town, Cole Clinton drives up in his Imperial convertible and offers them a ride. The convertible has a rear view mirror clearly showing attached to the front windshield in the camera's wide shot point of view. In the next closeup scene with the point of view from the front of the car and the windshield centered in the frame, the rear view mirror is missing. In the next scene, a wide shot of the car driving into the hotel parking lot, the rear view mirror is mysteriously re-attached back onto the windshield. See more »

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Judge James Tucker: Mr. Mitchell, examine the witness, don't undress her.
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Richard Chamberlain
17 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Richard Chamberlain was as big a star as MGM ever had when Chamberlain was TV's Dr. Kildare. Chamberlain had an iron clad 7 year contract, and MGM kept him busy both on TV and in movies, and his first movie was the western A Thunder of Drums billed far below George Hamilton and Luana Patten. After his rocket to fame, MGM starred Richard Chamberlain in this first rate court room drama Twilight Of Honor to cash in on Chamberlain's tremendous popularity. In his Dr. Kildare days Chamberlain is reported to have gotten 15,000 fan letters per week more than Clark Gable ever got in his heyday as King of the MGM Lot. MGM in those days was the premier movie studio and this film reflects the quality production values the MGM studio gave its films. The production team of Perlberg/Seaton were assigned this film and cast along with Chamberlain a true star and class act Claude Rains. Nick Adams also stars. Quality film.


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