6/10
"Lunch at club. Sole overcooked. Complained to steward"
29 September 2017
Warning: Spoilers
Released in 1968 this is an old fashioned court room drama that could have been made in the previous thirty years apart from its occasional bit of cussing. Simon Crawford Q.C. is accused of murdering a man who may or may not have killed his daughter in a hit and run accident. The plot doesn't bear much examination and it drags a little sometimes but the last half hour is the most exciting and the films works itself to a tense conclusion. Jack Roffey who wrote the original play also wrote the screenplay.

Ray Milland the director should have got Ray Milland the actor to tone down his performance. It was one note and a harsh one at that. Apart from that it does have the benefit of familiar and very able British actors like Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Ronald Leigh-Hunt Richard Hurndall and Geoffrey Lumsden. Most impressive was Sylvia Syms as junior barrister Sheila Larkin. Her character develops the most in the film and is acted by Syms to perfection.

Good acting then but not that plausible plot-wise. And who did kill the daughter?
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