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The Story on Page One

The Story on Page One(1959)

Also Known As: A Question of Morality |

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Brief Synopsis

A woman and her lover are accused of murdering her abusive husband, and in trial are defended by a drunken, bankrupt lawyer who can resurrect his career with this case.

Cast & Crew

Clifford Odets Director
Rita Hayworth Jo Morris
Anthony Franciosa Victor Santini
Gig Young Larry Ellis
Mildred Dunnock Mrs. Ellis
Hugh Griffith Judge Nielsen
Sanford Meisner Phil Stanley
Alfred Ryder Lt. Mike Morris
Katherine Squire Mrs. Annie Brown
Raymond Greenleaf Judge Carey
Leo Penn Morrie Goetz
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
EBX; AFI*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Company of Artists, Inc.
Duration(mins):  122-123 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Character over Plot

    Pete 2018-11-22

    The cast is certainly capable of great things, with Rita as a standout but the script is lopsided and a bit overwrought. Odets may have wanted to emphasize... MORE>

  • story on page one

    kevin sellers 2018-11-15

    Plodding "Anatomy Of A Murder" wannabe with occasional good writing courtesy of Clifford Odets (who is also responsible for the lumbering... MORE>

  • Regal Rita Hayworth

    Will Fox 2018-10-29

    If you enjoy classic dramas, films featuring character actors in battle of wits: Howard Hawk's 1940 "His Girl Friday" stars manipulative... MORE>