> So, here it is, the beginning of the fiscal year, and I >now have money in my video budget and am ready to start >buying! And I need suggestions! I know that there have been Sally, I figure your collection must already have FURY (1936, Fritz Lang), but I have to mention it because it may well be my favorite trial-based movie: Spencer Tracy is wrongly accused of murder and then seemingly burned alive. He escapes, though, and watches gleefully as the townspeople are put on trial for his "murder." Hmmm, as I check my 1990 edition of Maltin, I note that it might not be available on videotape. Doggone it! Also, for your students itching to do Lacanian, poststructuralist analysis you'll want to be sure to have YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939, John Ford) on hand--along with a copy of the CAHIERS DU CINEMA "rescanning" of it. The film centers on Lincoln's pre-presidential years and an apocryphal murder trial in which he defends two young men. Oh yes, one last suggestion: THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937, Leo McCarey) begins with a hilarious courtroom scene involving a custody battle over a dog between the divorcing Irene Dunne and Cary Grant.