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      The Paradine Case

      Released Dec 31, 1947 1h 56m Drama List
      77% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 48% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Attorney Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) agrees to represent Londonite Mrs. Paradine (Alida Valli), who has been fingered in her husband's murder. From the start, the married lawyer is drawn to the enigmatic beauty, and he begins to cast about for a way to exonerate his client. Keane puts Andre Latour (Louis Jourdan), the Paradine household servant, on the stand, suggesting he is the killer. But Keane soon loses his way in the courtroom, and his half-baked plan sets off a stunning chain of events. Read More Read Less

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      Marjory Adams Boston Globe [The Paradine Case] has almost everything to recommend it: a superb director, Alfred Hitchcock; an impressive cast, a typical expensive and authentic production by David O. Selznick and an exciting story. Nov 17, 2020 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times With all the skill in presentation for which both gentlemen are famed, David O. Selznick and Alfred Hitchcock have put upon the screen a slick piece of static entertainment. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Rebecca, the first collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick, led to a Best Picture Oscar; The Paradine Case, their final film together, led to a rare failure for Hitchcock and a draining of the studio coffers for Selznick. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 22, 2021 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia I'm afraid it's one of Hitchcock's minor works. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Apr 15, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com More than just an excellent example of Hitchcock's craftsmanship, The Paradine Case is an intriguing stew of subverted desire and the denial of satisfaction, and remains one of the auteur's most subtly perverse offerings. Rated: 4/5 Sep 9, 2020 Full Review Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) Selznick's production has his accustomed fine taste. Mar 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      S R I thought I had seen this, but somehow I had not. It had a good premise, but I got frustrated with the implausibility of the romances. It just came across as contrived. There were some good plot twists in the courtroom drama and cinematography, but it still came up short in ringing hollow in the plot. Saw on YouTube. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/02/24 Full Review James R Great cast and direction, but the movie suffers from illogical and confusing behavior of the main characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review nick s Very nice sets and composition. It dragged a bit through the court case with a lot of dialogue and fairly static camera work. Hard not to zone out. I didn't really find the love triangle as intriguing as it was meant to be, and it was the main theme of the story. Overall a good quality film, but you might just nod off at the three quarter mark. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Daniel S The casting, direction, plot, script, are all top shelf. As a court room drama it tends toward being wordy but the eloquence of the script provides relief. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review Dick C It's a good English movie, The Paradine Case, 1947 American film noir courtroom drama film, directed by my favourite filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick... The screenplay was written by Selznick and an uncredited Ben Hecht, from an adaptation by Alma Reville and James Bridie of the 1933 novel of the same title by Robert Smythe Hichens... The script by Ann Todd approaching its' end is well done... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not the most engaging of Hitchcock's movies. Peck is exceptionally out of character as the obsessed lawyer in the courtroom scenes, unlike his brilliant performance in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Laughton is brilliant as usual. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Attorney Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) agrees to represent Londonite Mrs. Paradine (Alida Valli), who has been fingered in her husband's murder. From the start, the married lawyer is drawn to the enigmatic beauty, and he begins to cast about for a way to exonerate his client. Keane puts Andre Latour (Louis Jourdan), the Paradine household servant, on the stand, suggesting he is the killer. But Keane soon loses his way in the courtroom, and his half-baked plan sets off a stunning chain of events.
      Director
      Alfred Hitchcock
      Producer
      David O. Selznick
      Screenwriter
      Ben Hecht, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick, James Bridie
      Distributor
      Fox, Selznick International Pictures
      Production Co
      United Artists, Vanguard Films Production
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 31, 1947, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 30, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 56m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)