This is a strange film. It's Cinemascope, yet it's an intimate story that would've been better on a normal sized screen ratio. All of the actors are just fine, but the film is so slow, slow, slow, slow. Everyone seems to be directed to slow it down to a crawl.
This makes this movie quite an oddity for the mid-1950's.
It was nice to see Ann Harding in a supporting role, but her hyper dramatic performance seems a bit out of place.
One of the brighter performances is Lee J. Cobb as the Judge who helps Peck's character a couple of times.
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