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On Trial

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First filmed 1917, the [[Performer~P164197~Elmer Rice~elmerrice]] play On Trial was remade as a talkie eleven years later. The original stage version was hailed for its innovational use of flashbacks, a technique faithfully carried over to the screen. [[Performer~P100493~Bert Lytell~bertlytell]] stars as Robert Strickland, who as the picture opens is standing trial for the murder of his best friend Gerald Trask ([[Performer~P31888~Holmes Herbert~holmesherbert]]). A young attorney (Jason Robards, Sr...more

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