By Whose Hand? (1916)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |  
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By Whose Hand? is a cleverly handled murder mystery with a Rashomon twist. A murder has been committed, and the accused party stands trial. Each of the witnesses offers a different version of the events leading up to the killing. As they speak, their stories are related visually via double-exposure flashbacks. At the end, the judge leaves the defendant's fate in the hands of the movie audience!

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audience, courtroom, expose [revelation], justice, killing, lookalike, murder, secrets, trial [courtroom], verdict, witness