The Walls of Jericho (1948)





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The year is 1908 and the setting Jericho, Kansas, a veritable cesspool of sin and vice. Dave Connors is a politically ambitious lawyer married to Belle, the town lush, and is in love with beautiful colleague Julia Norman. Matters are worsened when Algeria Wedge, his best friend's wife, makes a pass at him. When Dave rejects her advances, she retaliates by printing vile things about him in the town paper. This effectively destroys his political career and causes him to leave town. Algeria then successfully helps to launch her husband's career so she can remain in town and cause even more trouble.
Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Kirk Douglas
as Tucker Wedge
Linda Darnell
as Algeria Wedge
Anne Baxter
as Julia Norman
Gene Nelson
as Assistant Prosecutor
Ann Doran
as Gossip
Cornel Wilde
as Dave Connors
Barton MacLane
as Gotch McCurdy
Ann Dvorak
as Belle Connors
Les Clark
as Photographer
Marjorie Rambeau
as Mrs. Dunham
William Tracy
as Cully Caxton
Patricia Morison
as Mrs. Landon
Henry Hull
as Jefferson Norman
Griff Barnett
as Judge Hutto
Oliver Blake
as Mr. Reynolds
Dan White
as Loafer
Norman Leavitt
as Adam McAdam
Fred Graham
as Tough
Will Wright
as Dr. Patterson
Colleen Townsend
as Marjorie Ransome
William Gould
as Politician
Paul Palmer
as Policeman
Frank Ferguson
as Tom Ransome
Edward Peil Sr.
as Court Reporter
Art Baker
as Peddigrew
Charles Marsh
as Politician
Hope Landin
as Mrs. Hutto
Billy Sheehan
as Reporter
Dick Rich
as Mulliken
Edward Clark
as Barber
Morgan Farley
as Proprietor
Helen Brown
as Mrs. Ransome
Joe Forte
as Politician
Louis Mason
as Politician
Whitford Kane
as Judge Foster
Ralph Littlefield
as Politician
Cecil Weston
as Head Nurse
Ann Morrison
as Nellie
Jack Gargan
as Assistant Prosecutor
Guy Beach
as Hack Driver
Gene Collins
as Harmonica Player
David Hammond
as Messenger Boy
Oliver Hartwell
as Bootblack
James Metcalfe
as Court Clerk
Kay Riley
as Woman
Bill Sheehan
as Reporter
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Good old fashioned soap opera in fancy clothes. Enjoyable but Anne is a bit too earnest in the lead and the film suffers from the fact that the most interesting couple, and the best acting comes from, the secondary couple played by Linda Darnell and Kirk Douglas.

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