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Cross-Examination (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery | 14 February 1932 (USA)
Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a boy charged with the murder of his father. Witness after witness piles up damaging evidence... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Arthur Hoerl (dialogue), Arthur Hoerl (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
H.B. Warner ... Gerald Waring - Defense Attorney
Sally Blane ... Grace Varney
Natalie Moorhead ... Inez Wells
Edmund Breese ... Dwight Simpson - Prosecuting Attorney
Don Dillaway ... David Wells
William V. Mong ... Emory Wells
Sarah Padden ... Mary Stevens
Niles Welch ... Warren Slade
Wilfred Lucas ... Judge William J. Hollister
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Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a boy charged with the murder of his father. Witness after witness piles up damaging evidence against the accused youth, but expert cross-examination by Waring digs out the startling truth behind the killing and subsequently reveals the identity of the real killer in a surprise-twist ending. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1932 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Tuesday 25 January 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 1 February 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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A very unusual courtroom drama.
8 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Cross-Examination" is a highly unusual courtroom drama. This is because the story begins in court and you are learning about things as the courtroom hears about them. And, as each person tells his story on the witness stand, the story then has a brief flashback showing the action that had occurred. This style was great as it kept the film fresh and original. The story has a strong "Madam X" sort of style and is clever. However, it never really rises above all this because it's a cheap B-movie and the acting was about what you'd expect from that.


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