I, Jane Doe (1948)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this courtroom drama, a French girl stands trial for murder. Flashbacks tell the grim story of how, during the Great War she got involved with a wealthy soldier and married him. He disappeared after the war. She then came to the U.S. There she finds him married to another woman. To cover himself, he tries to get her deported. In the ensuing argument, she accidently kills him. She is found guilty, but when they learn that she is expecting, the widow helps her.

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accident, bigamy, bride, court [law], courtroom, deportation, flashback, France, killing, marriage, missing, murder, pregnancy, soldier, trial [courtroom], victim, war, widow/widower, wife