Sidney Lumet’s 12 ANGRY MEN & Alfred Hitchcock’s THE PARADINE CASE
Sidney Lumet’s 12 ANGRY MEN (1957, 96 min.)
12 Angry Men may be the most radical big-screen courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting member of a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father.
Alfred Hitchcock’s THE PARADINE CASE (1947, 125 min.)
When Maddalena Paradine (Alida Valli) is charged with poisoning her husband, she hires famous London barrister Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) to defend her. But as Keane unravels Maddalena's exotic past, the young attorney becomes hopelessly infatuated with his captivating client. Now, allowing his heart to rule his head, Keane's blind obsession could cost him the case and his marriage! The stellar cast includes Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, Leo G. Carroll and Louis Jourdan.
Friday, September 6