A Life in the Balance

A Life in the Balance

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A Life in the Balance

Third-billed Lee Marvin dominates the proceedings in A Life in the Balance. Marvin plays a psycho killer, whose trail is dogged by inquistive young Jose Perez. Jose's father, musician Ricardo Montalban, has been accused of a series of murders. The boy is convinced (correctly, it turns out) that Marvin is the guilty party, and trails the man in hopes of bringing him to justice. No dummy he, Perez leaves a trail for the authorities to follow--a series of smashed-up police call boxes (a similar plot device was deployed for comic purposes by Harold Lloyd in Professor Beware). A Life in the Balance was filmed on location in Mexico City, with a great deal of screen time devoted to a colorful carnival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2012
UPC: 0024543854753
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:14:00
Sales rank: 86,807

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ricardo Montalban Antonio Gomez
Anne Bancroft Maria Ibinia
Lee Marvin The Killer
Jose Perez Paco Gomez
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Lt. Fernando
Carlos Muzquiz Capt. Saldana
José Torvay Andres Martinez
Eva Calvo Carla Arlotta
Tamara Garina Dona Lucrecia
Pascual Garcia Pena Porter
Antonio Carbajal Pedro
Danny Schiller Carmen Martinez
George Trevino Sergeant

Technical Credits
Harry Horner Director
George Crone Editor
Gunther Gerszo Art Director
George A. Gittens Editor
Leonard Goldstein Producer
Raúl Lavista Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Presnell Screenwriter
Leo Townsend Screenwriter

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