Le Glaive et la Balance (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 131 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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The scene is the French Riviera. Based on eyewitness testimony, three identically dressed men are accused of kidnapping and murdering a child, but two of them can possibly be guilty. Is the innocent party Anthony Perkins, an American who has fled to France in the wake of a sex scandal? Is it Italian Renato Salvatori, whose bad reputation with women has preceded him? Or is it Jean-Claude Brialy, a French businessman whose sister uses her sexual wiles to clinch her brother's big business deals? We'll never know...because Two Are Guilty director Andre Cayatte, a longtime critic of the French justice system, contrives to have all three suspects killed by an out-of-control mob.

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accusation, kidnapping, murder, riot [uprising], sex-scandal, sister