An Act of Murder (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 5, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this provocative drama, a stern hard-liner judge commits euthanasia to save his terminally ill wife from further suffering. He decides to kill her by driving the both of them off a cliff. He succeeds in ending her pain, but unfortunately he survives and ends up turning himself in with a full confession. Now it is up to his brilliant lawyer to defend him. He not only justifies the old judge's actions, he also proves that the wife took a fatal dose of poison before getting in the car; therefore she committed suicide. The judge is freed and returns to his courtroom where he oversees his cases with considerably more sympathy and understanding than he did before.

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killing, assisted-suicide, disease, false-accusation, husband, incurable, investigation, justice, lawyer, murder, pain, poison, wife