Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer Sr.

     
 

Crusading publisher Austin Spenser (Sidney Blackmer) wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA (Philip Bourneuf). Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of… See more details below

Overview

Crusading publisher Austin Spenser (Sidney Blackmer) wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA (Philip Bourneuf). 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. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt was the last American film of director Fritz Lang.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2011
UPC:
0883316271018
Original Release:
1956
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
14,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Andrews Tom Garrett
Joan Fontaine Susan Spencer
Sidney Blackmer Austin Spencer
Barbara Nichols Dolly Moore
Philip Bourneuf Thompson
Shepperd Strudwick Wilson
Arthur Franz Hale
Edward Binns Lt. Kennedy
Robin Raymond Terry Larue
William Leicester Charlie Miller
Dan Seymour Greco
Rusty Lane Judge
Joyce Taylor Joan
Carleton Young Kirk
Trudy Wroe Hatcheck Girl
Joe Kirk Clerk
Charles Evans Governor
Wendell Niles Announcer
Dorothy Ford Blonde
Joey Ray Eddie
Larry Barton Customer
Frank Mitchell Waiter
Carl Sklover Taxi Driver;Photographer
Baynes Barron Higgens
Jeffrey Sayre Foreman of Jury
Dorothy Gordon Secretary
William Boyett Staff
Eric Wilton Clergyman
Harry Strang Warden
Tony DeMario Doctor
Benny Burt Reporter
Myron Cook Reporter
Ralph Volkie Photographer

Technical Credits
Fritz Lang Director
Carroll Clark Art Director
Gene Fowler Editor
Bert E. Friedlob Producer
Herschel Burke Gilbert Score Composer
Terry Kellum Sound/Sound Designer
Lou Lacava Makeup
Douglas Morrow Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Sound/Sound Designer
William Snyder Cinematographer
Jimmy Thompson Sound/Sound Designer

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