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Circumstantial Evidence (1945 film)

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Director  John Larkin
Music director  David Buttolph
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Duration  
Language  English
Circumstantial Evidence (1945 film) movie poster
Release date  April 20, 1945 (1945-04-20) (United States)
Writer  Sam Duncan (story), Nat Ferber (story), Robert F. Metzler, Samuel Ornitz (adaptation)
Screenplay  Samuel Ornitz, Robert F. Metzler
Cast  Michael O'Shea (Joe Reynolds), Lloyd Nolan (Sam Lord), Trudy Marshall (Agnes Hannon), Ruth Ford (Mrs. Simms), Reed Hadley (Prosecutor), Roy Roberts (Marty Hannon)
Similar movies  The Adventures of Tintin, The Night of the Hunter, Zodiac, The Green Mile, The Big Sleep, Megamind

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Circumstantial Evidence is a 1945 American film noir directed by John Larkin and starring Michael O'Shea, Lloyd Nolan, and Trudy Marshall.

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Plot

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Three witnesses swear they saw Joe Reynolds murder grumpy baker Kenny (Ben Welden) with a hatchet. Joe claims Kenny's fatal head wound was the result of a fall as they argued—the baker hit his head on an oven as he fell—but the eyewitness testimony prevails and Joe is sentenced to death in the electric chair. His buddy Sam Lord has an uphill struggle to prove his innocence.

Cast

  • Michael O'Shea as Joe Reynolds
  • Lloyd Nolan as Sam Lord
  • Trudy Marshall as Agnes Hannon
  • Billy Cummings as Pat Reynolds
  • Ruth Ford as Mrs. Simms
  • Reed Hadley as Prosecutor
  • Roy Roberts as Marty Hannon
  • Scotty Beckett as Freddy Hanlon
  • Byron Foulger as Bolger
  • Critical reception

    Bosley Crowther, the film critic for The New York Times panned the film, writing, "Darryl Zanuck must have had his back turned when Circumstantial Evidence slipped out the front gate of the Twentieth Century-Fox Studio. For a sillier and more tediously worked-out piece of crime melodrama than the picture which opened yesterday at the Rialto hasn't reached Broadway in a long, long time. Circumstantial Evidence is so full of hackneyed and incredible plot turns that one can never get even slightly interested in the involved set of circumstances which almost send a quite innocent, if belligerent, Michael O'Shea to the electric chair."

    References

    Circumstantial Evidence (1945 film) Wikipedia
    Circumstantial Evidence (1945 film) IMDb Circumstantial Evidence (1945 film) themoviedb.org


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