Beyond a reasonable doubt
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Crusading publisher Austin Spenser wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA. Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of a nightclub dancer, then stand trial for murder; just as the jury reaches its inevitable guilty verdict, Spencer will step forth to reveal the set-up and humiliate the DA. Somewhat surprisingly, Tom eagerly agrees to this subterfuge. Unfortunately, an unforeseen event renders their perfectly formed scheme useless.

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Archive collection
Archive collection. DVD.
Capital punishment -- Drama.
Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Drama.
Hoaxes -- United States -- Drama.
Judicial error -- United States -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film noir.
Legal films.
Other Authors:
Andrews, Dana, 1909-1992.
Blackmer, Sidney, 1895-1973.
Fontaine, Joan, 1917-
Friedlob, Bert E., 1906-1956.
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Morrow, Douglas.
RKO Radio Pictures.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Remastered ed.
Publisher, Date:
Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010.
1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
Beyond a reasonable doubt (Motion picture : 1956) DVD.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."--Container.
Photography, William E. Snyder ; music, Herschel Burke Gilbert.
Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Edward Binns, Shepperd Strudwick, Robin Raymond, Barbara Nichols.
DVD-R; widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
For private home use only.
Link to PAC
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