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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt [DVD]

Guilty - beyond a reasonable doubt - such is the incontrovertible law which pardons the innocent and condemns the guilty. But just how fallible is the process of law? To what extent can deceit, prejudice and the cruel powers of fate intervene to set a murderer free, or send an innocent man to the electric chair ...

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Beyond a reasonable doubt

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2010


Format: DVD
Summary: Crusading publisher Austin Spenser wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA. Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of a nightclub dancer, then stand trial for murder; just as the jury reaches its inevitable guilty verdict, Spencer will step forth to reveal the set-up and humiliate the DA. Somewhat surprisingly, Tom eagerly agrees to this subterfuge. Unfortunately, an unforeseen event renders their perfectly formed scheme useless.
Title: Beyond a reasonable doubt [DVD] / an RKO Radio Picture ; story and screenplay by Douglas Morrow ; produced by Bert Friedlob ; directed by Fritz Lang ; a Bert Friedlob Productions, Inc production ; dirtributed by RKO Radio Pictures.
Publisher Date: Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2010.
Subject: Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Drama. Judicial error -- United States -- Drama. Hoaxes -- United States -- Drama. Trials (Murder) -- Drama Capital punishment -- Drama.
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Call Number: 791.43 Bey
Oclc: 720686998
Upc: 883316271018
Bib Id: 423207

Format: DVD
Uniform Title: Beyond a reasonable doubt (Motion picture : 1956)
Summary: Guilty - beyond a reasonable doubt - such is the incontrovertible law which pardons the innocent and condemns the guilty. But just how fallible is the process of law? To what extent can deceit, prejudice and the cruel powers of fate intervene to set a murderer free, or send an innocent man to the electric chair ...
Summary: Crusading publisher Austin Spenser wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA. Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of a nightclub dancer, then stand trial for murder; just as the jury reaches its inevitable guilty verdict, Spencer will step forth to reveal the set-up and humiliate the DA. Somewhat surprisingly, Tom eagerly agrees to this subterfuge. Unfortunately, an unforeseen event renders their perfectly formed scheme useless.
Title: Beyond a reasonable doubt [DVD] / an RKO Radio Picture ; story and screenplay by Douglas Morrow ; produced by Bert Friedlob ; directed by Fritz Lang ; a Bert Friedlob Productions, Inc production ; dirtributed by RKO Radio Pictures.
Edition: Remastered ed.
Publisher, Date: Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2010.
Description: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
Series: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group archive collection
Series: Archive collection
Subjects: Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Drama.
Subjects: Judicial error -- United States -- Drama.
Subjects: Hoaxes -- United States -- Drama.
Subjects: Trials (Murder) -- Drama
Subjects: Capital punishment -- Drama.
Genre: Legal films
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Feature films -- United States.
Other Author: Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976
Other Author: Morrow, Douglas
Other Author: Friedlob, Bert E., 1906-1956.
Other Author: Andrews, Dana, 1909-1992
Other Author: Fontaine, Joan, 1917-
Other Author: Blackmer, Sidney, 1895-1973
Other Author: Franz, Arthur, 1920-2006
Other Author: Gilbert, Herschel Burke
Other Author: RKO Radio Pictures
Other Author: Turner Entertainment Co.
Other Author: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Other Author: Warner Home Video (Firm)
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
Notes: "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."--Container.
Notes: Includes trailer.
Notes: Photography, William E. Snyder ; music, Herschel Burke Gilbert.
Notes: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Edward Binns, Shepperd Strudwick, Robin Raymond, Barbara Nichols.
Notes: DVD-R; widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [DVD]
Call Number: 791.43 Bey