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      The Verdict

      1946 1h 26m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 71% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case. Read More Read Less

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      Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) This is a gaslight thriller without romance. Apr 11, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The pairing of Lorre and Greenstreet is always entertaining. Rated: B- Jan 25, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Fun because of the cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Aldo G Cineastes will want to see The Verdict as it is Don Siegel's directorial debut, another partnership between Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre (they did nine films together), and a good murder mystery with a satisfying conclusion. The film has a strong noir look fromvdirector of photography Ernest Haller (Mildred Pierce) and an uncredited Robert Burks Hitchcock's go to cinematographer. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding. Convoluted plot, great acting, good conclusion. Greenstreet at his best. Fine performance by Lorre. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member lorre+ greenstreet= worth a look Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A greatly intriguing mystery tale, strengthened by Sydney Greenstreet's and Peter Lorre's fantastic performances, as the sneaky couple of friends that want to outsmart an unfriendly Scotland Yard chief. It's undoubtedly a fascinating directorial debut of Don Siegel, marking his entry into the film noir genre. With a profound macabre touch and greatly distressing ambiance, The Verdict proves to show a somehow mind-bending case of a perfect murder, where the details are too vague and the suspect are too doubtful at some point. Apart from being a gripping picture, it's also a fine statement against circumstantial evidence and death sentence. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Peter Lorre shines in brilliant Scotland Yard mystery--A triumph of the genre!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case.
      Director
      Don Siegel
      Producer
      William Jacobs
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 26m