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Trial (1955)

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105 min | Drama

Courtroom drama set in 1947 and underlying post-WW2 acute problems facing the USA such as stormy race relations and the growing threat of local communism.
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Don Mankiewicz (as Don M. Mankiewicz) (novel) (as Don M. Mankiewicz)
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$1,341,000
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Release date
Oct 7, 1955 (United States)

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Glenn Ford
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Dorothy McGuire
Abbe Nyle Abbe Nyle   See fewer
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Arthur Kennedy
Barney Castle Barney Castle   See fewer
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John Hodiak
District Attorney John J. Armstrong District Attorney John J. Armstrong   See fewer
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Katy Jurado
Consuela Chavez Consuela Chavez   See fewer
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Rafael Campos
Angel Chavez Angel Chavez   See fewer
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Juano Hernandez
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Robert Middleton
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John Hoyt
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Paul Guilfoyle
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Elisha Cook Jr.
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Ann Lee
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Whit Bissell
Sam Wiltse Sam Wiltse   See fewer
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Richard Gaines
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6.8 / 10 | 838 votes