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Tue, 30 Jun 1992 08:36:00 EDT
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        Here a few more law films (sorry if I'm repeating any that have been
mentioned before):
        A FREE SOUL (1931) -- Lionel Barrymore won an Oscar for his role in
this film, and Norma Shearer was also nominated.
        GUILTY BY SUSPICION  (1991) / THE FRONT  (1976) -- Two films about
McCarthyism in the entertainment industry, featuring testimony before HUAC
        GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES  (1953)  -- Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe
are forced to defend themselves against a charge of stealing a girl's best
friend: diamonds.
        MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN  (1936) -- Gary Cooper is put on trial to
determine whether he was sane when he gave away millions of dollars.
        JUDGE PRIEST  (1934) / THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT  (1954)  -- Two versions
of the same story, concerning a small-town judge, both directed by John Ford.
The Sun Shines Bright was Ford's favorite of all his films.
        REMEMBER THE NIGHT  (1940)  -- Wonderful sentimental drama written by
Preston Sturges about a D.A. who takes an alleged thief (Barbara Stanwyck)
home with him for Christmas.  (I don't think this one's on tape, though.)
        THE PARADINE CASE  (1948)  -- Minor Hitchcock effort starring Gregory
Peck.  Written by David O. Selznick.
        THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER  (1941)  -- Great film about Daniel Webster
battling the Devil (terrific performance by Walter Huston) in court for the soul
of a man.
Jay Rozgonyi
Fairfield University