The Verdict Reviews
October 11, 2012
A greatly intriguing mystery tale, strengthened by Sydney Greenstreet's and Peter Lorre's fantastic performances, as the sneaky couple of friends that want to outsmart an unfriendly Scotland Yard chief. It's undoubtedly a fascinating directorial debut of Don Siegel, marking his entry into the film noir genre. With a profound macabre touch and greatly distressing ambiance, The Verdict proves to show a somehow mind-bending case of a perfect murder, where the details are too vague and the suspect are too doubtful at some point. Apart from being a gripping picture, it's also a fine statement against circumstantial evidence and death sentence.
December 19, 2010
Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre star in this likable debut from director Don Siegel. It's available through the Warner Archive.