The Paradine Case

The Paradine Case

DVD - 2017
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Kino Lorber,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD Paradine
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sound, black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, rda

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akirakato
May 31, 2016

This is a 1947 American film noir courtroom drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the novel by Robert Smythe Hichens.
The film focuses on an English barrister who falls in love with a woman who is accused of murder, and how it affects his relationship with his wife.
It is a love story embedded in the emotional quicksand of a murder trial.
Superb are the performances of the major actors.
With suspenseful, shocking turns and twists, it is one of the most excellent psychological courtroom dramas.

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garycornell
Jan 12, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece that has an great script and cast. I feel lucky to have seen it, since I thought I had already seen all the best Hitchcock films. Gregory Peck is sensational as a British barrister, you know, the type with the wigs and all. Charles Laughton plays the judge and a salty one at that. You won't find in the KCLS many movies as good as "The Paradine Case". A Five Star British Hitchcock Classic!

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Monolith
Mar 30, 2013

Shocking. Not the movie, unfortunately... the surprising lack of suspense in this so-called Hitchcock film (more of a Selznick film, as I've read after viewing). Far too much hoity-toity, lah-dee-dah, lovey-dovey jibber-jabber between Peck and his "oh so understanding" prim and proper wifey, and not enough meat and potatoes of a suspenseful thriller I've come to expect from Sir Alfred. 2½ stars MAX for some interesting camera angles, and the cast. Peck, the always enjoyable/miserable Charles Laughton, Louis Jourdan, Ethel Barrymore (poor little sweetie), and the Italian eye candy known as Alida Valli, who was intended to be (and sounds so much like) the next Ingrid Bergman. Astonishingly disappointing story, otherwise.

dragonsnakes Mar 14, 2011

Excellent court room drama starring Peck.

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Mar 30, 2013

Judge Lord Thomas Horfield: "...I do not like to be interrupted in the middle of an insult."

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