The Man Who Dared (1946)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The oft-used title The Man Who Dared was applied to an oft-filmed movie plotline in 1946. George Macready, in a respite from his usual villainous roles, plays a crusading newspaperman who questions the efficacy of "circumstantial evidence." He wants to prove that it's quite possible to railroad an innocent man to the death house, thus force the courts to reassess their procedures. To do this, he allows himself to be arrested as the prime suspect in a murder case--a bold move which backfires on the well-meaning Macready. The Man Who Dared was an impressive first solo effort for director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Ice Station Zebra et. al.)

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reporter, evidence-circumstantial, expose [revelation], murder-suspect