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Trouble brews when a widowed, small town librarian takes a stand against censorship. The trouble begins when the town fathers ask that she remove a book from the shelf because they deem it a pro-communist tract and fear it will taint susceptible young minds. She sees the idiocy of their request and defies them. They in turn fire her and replace her with her old friend and assistant. The town judge considers the whole mess a gross miscarriage of justice and demands a trial. This gives an ambitious young lawyer, ...
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Overview

Trouble brews when a widowed, small town librarian takes a stand against censorship. The trouble begins when the town fathers ask that she remove a book from the shelf because they deem it a pro-communist tract and fear it will taint susceptible young minds. She sees the idiocy of their request and defies them. They in turn fire her and replace her with her old friend and assistant. The town judge considers the whole mess a gross miscarriage of justice and demands a trial. This gives an ambitious young lawyer, the boyfriend of the new librarian the opportunity to do a little grandstanding by publicly proclaiming the highly-principled widow a communist. The poor woman suddenly finds herself the town pariah; her only remaining friend is a small boy she used to talk to in the library. He plays a key role in restoring her good name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2010
  • UPC: 043396355354
  • Original Release: 1956
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,300

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Alicia Hull
Kim Hunter Martha Lockridge
Paul Kelly Judge Robert Ellerbe
Kevin Coughlin Freddie Slater
Joe Mantell George Slater
Curtis Cooksey Stacey Martin
Michael Raffetto Edgar Greenbaum
Edward Platt Rev. Wilson
Kathryn Grant Hazel
Howard Wendell Sen. Bascomb
Burt Mustin Carl
Edith Evanson Mrs. Simmons
Joseph Kearns Mr. Morrisey
Ted Marc Bert
Rudy Lee Charlie
Malcolm Atterbury Frank
Budd Buster Bill
Alexander Campbell Jones
Eddie Parker Fireman
Paul Ryan Mr. Fisher
Emlen Davies Miss Layton
Brian Keith Paul Duncan
Technical Credits
Daniel Taradash Director, Screenwriter
Julian Blaustein Producer
Clay Campbell Makeup
George Duning Score Composer
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
William Lyon Editor
Elick Moll Screenwriter
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design
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