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Powerful performances and a strong story.
Trial is a film with depth and an especially strong performance by Arthur Kennedy. His character, a seemingly earnest defense attorney, enlists a law professor (Glenn Ford) to represent a Latino teen accused of murder. Kennedy steals the.film from Glenn Ford who lays things a little too thick at times.
Director Mark Robson and legendary cinematographer Robert Surtees more than do justice to the material.
unusual portrayal of fund-raising techniques used still used by many advocate groups today, as well as an expose of the national disgrace of racism - thankfully less out in the open today
Fascinating story showing how outside influences can ruin the justice system. Well made and compelling, it might just be Ford's best performance.
Solid Stanley Krameresque social issues film about a poor migrant boy who is accused of murdering a white girl. The courtroom drama involves issues of race, class and politics. Glenn Ford is the crusading lawyer defending the boy. Dorothy McGuire plays his wife. Arthur Kennedy plays a political broker helping Ford and Katy Jurado plays the boys mother. Performances all around are excellent, but the main drag on the film is the anti-communist story elements, which were appropriate to the story, but sadly date the film.
good court room drama
Monday, November 14, 2011
DRAMA/ SOCIAL COMMENTARY
Extremely captivating court room drama adapted by Don M. Mankiewicz from his own novel who also wrote the screenplay, showcasing an underage Mexican teenage young boy on trial for first degree murder on an underage Caucasion teenage young girl's death of heart failure. Veteran actor Glenn Ford as David Blake gets chosen to represent and defend him as a first time lawyer, while his counsel is supposed to raise money for it's defense, but is really using the defense for unethical financial means! Despite the year it was made, I still thought it was still relevent full of great performances with an important social commentary about racism and justice!
3 out of 4
Glenn Ford never ceases to amaze as the tough but naive law professor whose belief in the system is challenged by the grubby machinations of the larger forces at work behind the scenes and the moral of the story is, never call a black person in power an Uncle Tom
Orson Welles a son meilleur. A la hauteur du roman de Kafka.