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Trial and Error (1962)
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Trial and Error (1962)
Original name: The Dock Brief
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall will not let go of the opportunity to plead his client as innocent and be a star in the courtroom.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical, semi serious
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, bird, murder, murder trial, heroes, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, legal, rivalry, society, law enforcement, legal investigation, false accusation, satire, introspection, nothing goes right, disorder, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe

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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
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Time: 80s
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Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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