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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Blu-ray)

Working with his fiancee's father, a newspaper publisher, a novelist frames himself for murder, intending to produce exonerating evidence at the last moment. But the publisher suddenly dies, the evidence is lost...
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 13, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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User Ratings: 721
one of the best plot twists of all time. Full Review
Out of the Past
Nov 7, 2018
Fritz Lang's direction does what it can to inject suspense and interest but the melodrama never really jells. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
It is a film of great economy and precision (it lasts only 80 minutes), with the terrifying inevitability of Greek tragedy and a pervading sense that man is his own worst enemy. Full Review
Oct 16, 2014
Once he's raised the standard social issues, Lang destroys them all with a shatteringly nihilistic conclusion. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 3, 2007
Rating: 2/4 -- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a ludicrous story, very hard to swallow. Lang, who should have known better, must have directed this with his good eye closed. Full Review
TV Guide
Oct 16, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- Fritz Lang's last American movie is an edgy study in moral ambiguity. Full Review
Total Film
Oct 16, 2014
Rating: 2.5/5 -- There's little denying that this one of Lang's lesser films, perhaps not helped by the impoverished budget. Full Review
Future Movies UK
Oct 16, 2014

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Crusading publisher Austin Spenser (Sidney Blackmer) wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA (Philip Bourneuf). Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of a nightclub dancer, then stand trial for murder; just as the jury reaches its inevitable guilty verdict, Spencer will step forth to reveal the set-up and humiliate the DA. Somewhat surprisingly, Tom eagerly agrees to this subterfuge. Unfortunately, an unforeseen event renders their perfectly formed scheme useless.
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  • UPC: 888574624095
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