An Act of Murder [DVD] [1948]

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Overview

Synopsis

An Act of Murder
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 & Crew

  • Fredric March
    Fredric March - Judge Calvin Cooke
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - David Douglas
  • Florence Eldridge
    Florence Eldridge - Catherine Cooke
  • Geraldine Brooks
    Geraldine Brooks - Ellie Cooke
  • Stanley Ridges
    Stanley Ridges - Dr. Walter Morrison
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