A rancher has to prove that he didn't kill his wife's parents. Clearly inspired by Rashomon, the film offers contradictory flashbacks during a lengthy trial.

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  1. Emmett Murphy


  2. Leonard Heideman


  3. Gerd Oswald


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    John Huntington Garth

  2. Anita Ekberg

    Anita Ekberg

    Valerie Horvat Garth

  3. Anthony Steel

    Anthony Steel

    Reverend Blake

  4. Peter Walker

    Peter Walker

    Herb Garth

  5. JB

    Jerry Barclay

    Jim Mingo

  6. IC

    Iphigenie Castiglioni

    Mrs. Lili Horvat

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 24m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 1, 1957



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Sinner or Sinned Against?

Valerie is directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Leonard Heiderman and Emmett Murphy. It stars Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg and Anthony Steel. Music is by Albert Glasser and cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.

John Garth (Hayden) is arrested and put on trial for the wounding of his wife Valerie (Ekberg) and murder of her parents. The trial hinges on three testimonies, each telling in flashback what actually unfolded to lead up to the bloodshed. But who is telling the truth?

Set in the West, a murder mystery with a noirish edge, with crisp black and white photog... read the rest.

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