Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.
Director Fritz Lang was initially offered the project but passed on it, not wanting to be typecast as "an expert on lynching" (he had previously directed Fury (1936), which also involved a lynch mob).
On your feet now. Go on and look sharp. The whole town's watching. This is the one day out of the year that belongs to us.
Anytime during the entire trial the shadow of the window is showing in the same place; behind the witness chair / over the back door of the courtroom.
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