Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (RKO 1956, Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt was the last American film of the great Fritz Lang, this melodrama has a nerve-wracking premise: urged on by his prospective father-in law, a crusading newspaper publisher, a reporter (Dana Andrews) incriminates himself in a murder case, hoping to prove that a man can be convicted on flimsy circumstantial evidence. He’s convicted, all right, and then has trouble proving his innocence.

During World War I, director Fritz Lang, a conscript in the Austrian army, was wounded four times; it was during his convalescence that he began to write and act in Red Cross stage productions.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Philip Bourneuf, Shepperd Strudwick, Arthur Franz, Edward Binns,

Director: Fritz Lang
Producer: Bert E. Friedlob
Director of Photography: William Snyder
Editor: Gene Fowler Jr.
Composer: Herschel Burke Gilbert
Screenwriter: Douglas Morrow
Art Director: Carroll Clark

USA / RKO / 80 minutes / 1956

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