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The Verdict

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The Verdict

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
129 minutes
performer:
James Mason, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling
director:
Sidney Lumet
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
3821
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

THE SETUP Disgraced attorney Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) seeks redemption in a case against Boston’s legal and Catholic establishments.

FRANK TALK Sinatra lobbied for this part, too, as did Butch Cassidy sidekick Robert Redford, who envisioned a more noble Galvin.

WORTHY EXTRAS? We object…to the resurrected Sidney Lumet-Newman ”joint” commentary featuring a paltry 88 seconds of chat from the star. Fortunately, his performance speaks for itself. B+

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