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An Act Of Murder(1948)


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Judge Calvin Cook(Fredric March)is tough with little sympathy for anybody.His son in law to be,David Douglas(Edmond OBrien)a lawyer has little respect for his cruel ways.His daughter,Ellie(Geraldine Brooks)feels the same way even though she loves her parents.MRS Cook(Florence Eldridge)has been having dizzy spells and constant headaches unknown to the family.She goes to a specialist,Doctor Walter Morrison(Stanley Ridges)who gives her an examination and finds shes got brain cancer,but he doesnt have the heart to tell her.The doctor tells Calvin who feels the best thing to do is perform an illegal mercy killing.

 

 

Great Noir Thriller.

 

 

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