The Paradine Case Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gregory Peck, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ann Todd, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Leo G. Carroll

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THE PARADINE CASE is a David O. Selznick production directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1947. Ethel Barrymore was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.
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London, 1946. Mrs. Paradine's counsellor, Charles Coburn, asks the well-known lawyer Gregory Peck to help him defend his client. Mrs. Paradine is charged with the murder of her blind husband. Peck, happily married until now with Ann Todd, falls violently in love with the beautiful Alida-Mrs. Paradine-Valli and believes her to be innocent of the crime despite all the evidences.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% 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:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London 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 Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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