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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Novelist Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) and publisher Austin Spencer (Sidney Blackmer) intend to show how lawyer Roy Thompson (Philip Bourneuf) has been using circumstantial evidence in capital punishment trials. They concoct a scheme in which flimsy evidence will point to Garrett as a murder suspect, but Spencer will exonerate him at the end. Meanwhile, they keep the plan a secret from Spencer's daughter, Susan (Joan Fontaine), who is engaged to Garrett. However, the trial doesn't go as planned.

Release Date

September 13, 1956

Running Time

80 minutes

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Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine


Director Fritz Lang

Screenplay Douglas Morrow

Producer Bert E. Friedlob

Cinematography William Snyder

Editing Gene Fowler Jr.

Music Herschel Burke Gilbert

Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

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