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director Otto Preminger, 1955

The one thing I never noticed till right now is how the title background gets darker and darker to complete black.

Duke Ellington is merely the greatest musician of the twentieth century;
the problem with his music for sound-tracks is, it's too interesting.

Joseph N. Welch was rather famous for his role in ending Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist hysteria.
C..t Threat
some quotes:
"Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness."
"I like to think I am a gentle man, but your forgiveness has to come from someone other than me."
"Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you no sense of decency?"
Footnote: it was Joseph N. Welch who was the Republican here


You have to see it in motion...

Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
Consummate courtroom drama by Otto Preminger about an Army officer who is charged with killing a man he claims raped his wife, a claim the defense lawyer must prove. The stellar cast includes James Stewart, George C. Scott, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Arthur O'Connell; score by Duke Ellington. 160 min.

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