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A Case of Rape (1974)

When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ellen Harrod
... Leonard Alexander
Cliff Potts ... Larry Retzliff
... Muriel Dyer
... David Harrod
... Marge Bracken
... Det. Riley
... Det. Parker (as Jonathan Lippe)
Gerald Hiken
Alex Henteloff ... Alex
... Judge
Charles Macaulay ... Dr. Marsden
... Photographer
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When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, and the man was caught. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Sedução  »

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The studio wanted to cut the second rape, but Elizabeth Montgomery threatened to walk if they did. The second rape was kept. See more »

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Even Better Than Lifetime
1 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

A few months before this film came out, a very similar film called Cry Rape was broadcast on C.B.S.. However, while that film has long since been forgotten, this film is still remembered as being one of the most groundbreaking films to ever grace the small screen. This is one of those films that come out that helped to make a difference. Before this film was released, few people knew how rape victims were really treated and the indignities that they suffered. This film showed that and more. Elizabeth Montgomery proved that she could do more than just play everyone's favorite witch Samantha Stephens. She took a chance with a very taboo subject and helped to make this one of the most acclaimed films of the early 1970's.


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