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An Act of Murder Details

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In this provocative drama, a stern hard-liner judge commits euthanasia to save his terminally ill wife from further suffering. He decides to kill her by driving the both of them off a cliff. He succeeds in ending her pain, but unfortunately he survives and ends up turning himself in with a full confession. Now it is up to his brilliant lawyer to defend him. He not only justifies the old judge's actions, he also proves that the wife took a fatal dose of poison before getting in the car; therefore she committed suicide. The judge is freed and returns to his courtroom where he oversees his cases with considerably more sympathy and understanding than he did before. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Fredric March
as Judge Calvin Cooke
Edmond O'Brien
as David Douglas
Florence Eldridge
as Catherine Cooke
Geraldine Brooks
as Ellie Cooke
Stanley Ridges
as Dr. Walter Morrison
John McIntire
as Judge Ogden
Frederic Tozere
as Charles Dayton
Will Wright
as Judge Jim Wilder
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Russell
Francis McDonald
as Mr. Russell
Mary Servoss
as Julia
Don Beddoe
as Pearson
Clarence Muse
as Mr. Pope
Paul E. Burns
Ray Teal

Crew

Michael Gordon
Director
Jerry Bresler
Producer
Robert Thoeren
Screenwriter
Michael Blankfort
Screenwriter
Hal Mohr
Cinematographer
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Dawson
Editor
Bernard Herzbrun
Production Designer
John P. Austin
Set Designer
Yvonne Wood
Costume Designer
Bud Westmore
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