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Heat of Anger (1972)

A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor accused of murdering an ironworker who was having an affair with the contractor's daughter.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writer:

Fay Kanin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Jessie Fitzgerald
James Stacy ... Gus Pride
Lee J. Cobb ... Frank Galvin
Fritz Weaver ... Vincent Kagel
Bettye Ackerman ... Stella Galvin
Jennifer Penny Jennifer Penny ... Chris Galvin
Mills Watson ... Obie
Ray Simms Ray Simms ... Ray Carson
Jack Somack Jack Somack ... Mr. Stoller
Lynette Mettey Lynette Mettey ... Fran
Tyne Daly ... Jean Carson
Arnold Mesches Arnold Mesches ... Courtroom Artist
Lucille Benson ... Lillian McWhorter
Noah Keen ... Judge Randall Berkley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Masak ... Police Sergeant
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A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor accused of murdering an ironworker who was having an affair with the contractor's daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fitzgerald and Pride See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Susan Hayward was a replacement for an ailing Barbara Stanwyck in what was to have been a pilot for a prospective TV series titled "Fitzgerald and Pride." See more »

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Really only for Susan Hayward fans
12 August 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

If you think Susan Hayward can pull off being a lawyer, by all means, go out and rent Heat of Anger. She's one of my favorite actresses, but I just couldn't imagine her with that much intelligence, keeping her temper down, and putting together logical arguments in front of a jury. And, now that I've seen the movie, I still can't.

Lee J. Cobb has been accused of murdering his daughter's married boyfriend, and since he can't remember what happened at the time of the murder, he's not much help to his lawyers, Susan Hayward and James Stacy. Throughout the course of the movie, Susan and James work to put together the pieces and find out everyone's secrets. Unlike many courtroom dramas that are actually entertaining, this one has no surprises, uninspired dialogue, and the star power behind the cast isn't enough to save it. Only die-hard fans of Susan Hayward are going to sit through this one. The only consolation is how pretty she looks, but since she always looks pretty, that's not really a reason to watch it.


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