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A stern hard-liner judge commits euthanasia to save his terminally ill wife from further suffering. He decides to kill her by driving the both of them off a cliff. He succeeds in ending her pain, but unfortunately he survives and ends up turning himself in with a full confession. Now it is up to his brilliant lawyer to defend him.

  1. Michael Gordon


  2. Ernst Lothar


  3. Michael Blankfort


  4. Robert Thoeren


Top Billed Cast

  1. Fredric March

    Fredric March

    Judge Calvin Cooke

  2. Edmond O'Brien

    Edmond O'Brien

    David Douglas

  3. Florence Eldridge

    Florence Eldridge

    Catherine Cooke

  4. Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks

    Ellie Cooke

  5. Stanley Ridges

    Stanley Ridges

    Doctor Walter Morrison

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An Act of Murder
An Act of Murder


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 5, 1948


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -



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