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Murder or Mercy (1974)

An attorney comes out of retirement to defend a prominent doctor, who has been accused of the mercy killing of his wife.

Director:

Harvey Hart

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradford Dillman ... Sam Champion
Denver Pyle ... Amos Champion
David Birney ... Dr. Peter Peterson
Mildred Dunnock ... Lois Harelson
Don Porter ... Henry Balin
Robert Webber ... Dr. Eric Stoneman
Melvyn Douglas ... Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing
Kent Smith ... Judge
Bettye Ackerman ... Nurse Cantelli
Arthur Franz ... Dr. Raymond Eckworth
Bonnie Bartlett ... Elena Champion
Regis Cordic ... Arraignment Judge
C. Lindsay Workman ... Bailiff (as Lindsay Workman)
Warren Parker ... Dr. Chadway
Stephen Coit ... Coroner
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An attorney comes out of retirement to defend a prominent doctor, who has been accused of the mercy killing of his wife.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mord eller lidande? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lois Harelson: [she wakes up in bed] Hello, Paul.
Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing: Can I get you anything? Water?
Lois Harelson: [she shakes her head slowly] I was praying.
Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing: [he nods] Me too.
Lois Harelson: [she smiles gently] Me too. Me too.
[she sighs]
Lois Harelson: What were you praying for? I was praying to die.
Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing: [he shakes his head] No, Darling. Not as long as there's the slightest hope.
Lois Harelson: We've been here six months, next Tuesday, half a year. I'd have been dead three months ago or sooner if we'd gone to that Chinese restaurant instead of coming here. There is no hope for me - except to ...
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