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The Family Secret (1951)

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85 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer faces a difficult decision when his son accidentally kills his best friend with no witnesses present, and a rift develops in his mother and father offer contradictory solutions to their sons dilemma.
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Marie Baumer (story) | James P. Cavanagh (as James Cavanagh) | Francis M. Cockrell (as Francis Cockrell) | Andrew Solt
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Updated Oct 24, 1951

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Oct 24, 1951 (United States)

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45 cast members
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John Derek
David Clark David Clark   See fewer
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Lee J. Cobb
Howard Clark Howard Clark   See fewer
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Jody Lawrance
Lee Pearson Lee Pearson   See fewer
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Erin O'Brien-Moore
Ellen Clark Ellen Clark   See fewer
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Santos Ortega
District Attorney George Redman District Attorney George Redman   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Donald Muir Donald Muir   See fewer
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Carl Benton Reid
Dr. Steve Reynolds Dr. Steve Reynolds   See fewer
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Peggy Converse
Sybil Bradley Sybil Bradley   See fewer
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Jean Alexander
Vera Stone Vera Stone   See fewer
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Dorothy Tree
Marie Elsner Marie Elsner   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Joe Elsner Joe Elsner   See fewer
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Raymond Greenleaf
Henry Archer Sims Henry Archer Sims   See fewer
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Onslow Stevens
Judge Geoffrey N. Williams Judge Geoffrey N. Williams   See fewer
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John Baer
Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited) Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Amanda Blake
Telephone Girl (uncredited) Telephone Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cheshire
Dr. Black - Coroner (uncredited) Dr. Black - Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Dubov
Deputy District Attorney (uncredited) Deputy District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Eben
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Flournoy
Cora French - Clark's Secretary (uncredited) Cora French - Clark's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Arresting Detective (uncredited) Arresting Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Percy Helton
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
Miss Martin - D.A.'s Secretary (uncredited) Miss Martin - D.A.'s Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Teddy Infuhr
Marvin (uncredited) Marvin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Malcolm
Police Guard (uncredited) Police Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Marcelle
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Paul Marion
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Martin
Party Girl (uncredited) Party Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Merrill
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Man in Clark's Office (uncredited) Man in Clark's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Mills
File Girl (uncredited) File Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marta Mitrovich
Miss Wellington (uncredited) Miss Wellington (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
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Jack Roberts
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Fred F. Sears
Laboratory Analyst (uncredited) Laboratory Analyst (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Spaulding
Inspector (uncredited) Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Spring
Mrs. Redman (uncredited) Mrs. Redman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter M. Thompson
Morton (uncredited) Morton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Vogan (uncredited) Vogan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Larry (uncredited) Larry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Willes
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances E. Williams
Bertha (uncredited) Bertha (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert B. Williams
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joy Windsor
Telephone Girl (uncredited) Telephone Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 89 votes