Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Ed Binns

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BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT is a movie directed by Fritz Lang in 1956.

Sidney Blackmer, an important newspaperman, is crusading against the attorney general of the state who is sending prisoners to the electric chair by the dozen. Blackmer wants to prove that an innocent man can be wongly executed if condemned on a circumstancial evidence basis. He convinces his daughter's boy-friend, Dana Andrews, to appear as the ideal suspect of a crime which has just happened in the city. Together, they leave some clues implicating Andrews near the crime scene. Andrews is soon arrested. Unfortunately, Blackmer, the only one who can prove his innocence, dies in a car accident during the trial. Will Dana Andrews die in the electric chair ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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