Saturday, December 24, 2011

Beyond a reasonable doubt (1956) - Fritz Lang film noir with Dana Andrews and Joan Fontaine

Rating 6.9/10
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
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Dana Andrews ... Tom Garrett
Joan Fontaine ... Susan Spencer
Sidney Blackmer ... Austin Spencer
Arthur Franz ... Bob Hale
Philip Bourneuf ... Roy Thompson
Ed Binns ... Lt. Kennedy
Shepperd Strudwick ... Jonathan Wilson
Robin Raymond ... Terry Larue

Description: The owner of an important newspaper Austin Spencer opposes to the capital punishment and particularly to the prosecutor Roy Thompson, who has just succeeded in a trial based on circumstantial evidences. When a dancer is strangled and the police have no suspect, Austin convinces his future son-in-law, the prominent writer Tom Garrett, to plant circumstantial evidences to self-incriminate, while he would hold pictures, receipts and other evidences of his innocence until the very last moment. Later Austin would begin a campaign in his newspaper disclosing the possibility of sending an innocent to the electric chair. They decide to hide the truth from Austin's daughter Susan since she could not support the situation under stress. When the jury withdraws from the court in the end of the trial to give the sentence, Austin takes the evidences that prove the innocence of Tom from his safe, but has a car accident and dies. Tom is sentenced to death penalty and tries to convince Susan of his innocence as his last hope.


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Video and audio information:

Video : 924 MB, 1605 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720*368 (~2:1), XviD = XviD 1.1.0
Audio : 111 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish) included