Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
A newspaper publisher, wanting to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence, talks his possible son-in-law Tom into a hoax in an attempt to expose ineptitude of the city's hard-line district attorney. The plan is to have Tom plant clues leading to his arrest for killing a female nightclub dancer. Once Tom is found guilty, he is to reveal the setup and humiliate the DA.
- Stars:Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Edward Binns, Shepperd Strudwick, Robin Raymond, Barbara Nichols, William F. Leicester, Dan Seymour, Rusty Lane, Joyce Taylor, Carleton Young, Trudy Wroe,
- Director:Fritz Lang,
- Writer:Douglas Morrow (story and screenplay)
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt torrent reviews
(nl) wrote: with the cast line up like it was, I felt everyone was just not used to their full potential. but on the other hand, they did as well as they could with what they were given. a story of cat and mouse game between cops and killers and the outcome is predictable. I'm not familiar with the story it's based on so I can't compare but the movie itself needed more work.
(gb) wrote: I laughed in Disaster Movie. Im one of the only humans on earth that laughed in this movie. Im proud of myself.
(es) wrote: and yes indeed!! 5 stars!
(es) wrote: Tough to watch, tough to stomach at times.. But a little dose of reality can truly hit home. Felt a little long towards the end..
(de) wrote: (First and only viewing - 9/29/2012)
(us) wrote: I laughed the whole time I was watching this!
(gb) wrote: An early effort by Guy Maddin, it's not quite at the brilliance that he achieves with Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg, but he shows that he can fully put his audience in his strange world, be silly, and entertain you while abandoning pretty much all normal styles of filmmaking. The sets that were created for the town of Tolzbad were fantastical and fake, but at the same time realistic. I felt like I was watching something that could exist in another world. The entire film is based in a town where people can not shout, sing, or make any loud noises or else an avalanche will destroy everybody. Because of this, many emotions are suppressed. Johann is in love with Klara and has asked for her hand in marriage, however one night he has a sexual dream about his mother and everything becomes confused. By the way, how funny is the scene when he is with his horn and they say "this part is so difficult for Johann." The cheesiness of the dialogue in the film had me cringing and laughing throughout the film. So Johann is feeling an attraction to his mother now, which he decides to act upon by putting her in a potion-induced sleep and having his way with her. After this he goes crazy, cuts off his fingers, and jumps off the mountain. Sad ending for Johann. All the while his oldest brother has been getting warnings from his blind, dead father about the way people treat his mother. Really, the moral of the story, don't suppress emotions or people's freedoms to express themselves in any way possible or else it will cause incest and other weird crap. Not a single time in the film does it feel like Maddin takes himself too seriously. It reminded me of some of the first talkies. He also hand-died some of the film, such as the green film for the cave scenes. Even though the story is strange, Maddin allows for some interesting moments such as the complexities of Klara's character. She at first seems pure and normal, but after Johann dies we see her true craziness. She hates that her father gives her sister more attention. She forces her sister to get naked with her to wash her face after she has been in the mine. Poor Grigorss has no idea how much she messes with him. Guy Maddin is an interesting director who is full of originality. Time to put Careful on the list with his other great films.
(au) wrote: Top 10 greatest action movies of all time. Essential Arnold picture, must see for sci fi and action fans alike.
(es) wrote: I do t need to talk about this one same story as the first and you only see the werewolf for 10 minutes the transformation is good but don't see this movie
(br) wrote: You can't find a more perfect pairing for a remake of "Nosferatu" than Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. Beautifully filmed and artfully crafted, this is the most inspired version of Dracula, or any vampire film for that matter, that I've ever seen.
(fr) wrote: ''Two old friends, Matt Morgan (Douglas) and Craig Belden (Quinn), now find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Belden is the de facto ruler of the town of Gun Hill, a rich cattle baron. Morgan is a U.S. marshal living in another town with his Native American wife (played by Ziva Rodann) and young son, Petey.''Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. Hardly easy to find out these quality actors nowadays.
(ca) wrote: Its forgettable but I enjoyed it. Jennifer Lopez is too blah in this film and thats the main problem with this film. I liked the story and I liked how simple it was.
(br) wrote: A study of the truly bizarre. Fascinating.
(es) wrote: Steven Speilbergs first theatrical feature has all the elements that would feature in his later more sucessful films and contains three excellent central perfomances.When Lou Jean Poplin loses her son to a foster family in Texas she breaks her feckless husband Clovis out of prison and kidnaps a Texas deputy.What follows is a sometimes funny and moving chase across the state as various law enforcers track the couple down and they become celebrities along the way.Spielberg shows here how good his eye is with several excellent sequences including a mass Rally of law enforcement cars anda shoot out in a used car depot.Goldie Hawn is perfect as Lou Jean a woman determined to take the law into her own hands in order to seee her son again,William Atherton is the perfect foil as the easily led and sometimes dangerous Clovis.Ben Johnson is equally good a s Captain Tanner a man who respects his quarry and isnt afraid to del with those who seek to kill the couple as they reach their final destination of Sugarland.The last 20 minutes of the film are pretty bleak and this would provoke Spielberg to stay away from those endings for a few years after the film flopped.