The Walls of Jericho (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The year is 1908 and the setting Jericho, Kansas, a veritable cesspool of sin and vice. Dave Connors is a politically ambitious lawyer married to Belle, the town lush, and is in love with beautiful colleague Julia Norman. Matters are worsened when Algeria Wedge, his best friend's wife, makes a pass at him. When Dave rejects her advances, she retaliates by printing vile things about him in the town paper. This effectively destroys his political career and causes him to leave town. Algeria then successfully helps to launch her husband's career so she can remain in town and cause even more trouble.

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accusation, alcoholism, ambition, campaign, client, court [law], divorce, election, extramarital-affair, greed, headlines, hospital, influence, journalism, lawyer, love, manipulation, manslaughter, marital-problems, newspaper, politician, press, realization, shrew, surprise, teacher, town, visit, weapons, wife, wild [undomesticated]