Throwback: 50's Courtroom Dramasby Chihir0 | created - 19 Apr 2018 | updated - 19 Apr 2018 | Public
50's brought us some of the greatest Courtroom Dramas ever made.
Here is a list of 50's Courtroom Dramas. Which of the followings do you like the most?
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2. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 97,964 | Gross: $8.18M
3. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Not Rated | 161 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
Votes: 55,775 | Gross: $11.90M
4. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War
When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.
Votes: 23,280 | Gross: $21.75M
7. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself for the murder of a burlesque dancer as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.
8. Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
103 min | Drama
In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »
9. Madeleine (1950)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.
10. Time Limit (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, War
During the Korean War former prisoner of war, Major Harry Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel William Edwards wants the details.
12. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
13. The Tattered Dress (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case.
14. The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.
17. Roses for the Prosecutor (1959)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
April 1945. Because he stole two boxes of chocolate, the soldier Rudi is sentenced to death by the court-martial judge Dr. Schramm. Rudi manages to escape from the firing squad at the last ... See full summary »
19. Justice Is Done (1950)
95 min | Drama
Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »
20. Eye Witness (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.