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The Paradine Case (31-Dec-1947)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alma Reville; David O. Selznick

From novel by: Robert Hichens

Keywords: Crime, Courtroom

Renowned barrister Anthony Keane, defending Mrs. Paradine who poisoned her blind husband, becomes so smitten with his beautiful client that he risks his reputation and marriage. Lesser Hitchcock effort, but a good (albeit slow-moving) courtroom drama when taken on its own merits. Gregory Peck is miscast as an English barrister. Ethel Barrymore received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ethel Barrymore
15-Aug-1879 18-Jun-1959 None But the Lonely Heart
Leo G. Carroll
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Charles Coburn
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
Isobel Elsom
16-Mar-1893 12-Jan-1981 Ladies in Retirement
Louis Jourdan
19-Jun-1919   Kamal in Octopussy
Charles Laughton
1-Jul-1899 15-Dec-1962 Island of Lost Souls
Gregory Peck
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Ann Todd
24-Jan-1909 6-May-1993 The Sound Barrier
Alida Valli
31-May-1921 22-Apr-2006 The Third Man


Gregory Peck   ...   Anthony Keane (defense counsel)
Ann Todd   ...   Gay Keane
Charles Laughton   ...   Judge Lord Thomas Horfield
Charles Coburn   ...   Sir Simon Flaquer
Ethel Barrymore   ...   Lady Sophie Horfield
Louis Jourdan   ...   Andre Latour (valet)
Alida Valli   ...   Mrs. Maddalena Anna Paradine
Leo G. Carroll   ...   Sir Joseph (prosecution counsel)
Joan Tetzel   ...   Judy Flaquer
Isobel Elsom   ...   Innkeeper


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