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Absence of Malice (DVD)
117 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Summary:
A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter.
Credits:
Written by Kurt Luedtke; produced and directed by Sydney Pollack; director of photography, Owen Roizman; music, Dave Grusin; editor, Sheldon Kahn.
The Accused (VHS & DVD)
110 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1988 motion picture.
Summary:
A fiercely independent woman is gang raped, then battles the legal system twice, going after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
Credits:
Director, Jonathan Kaplan ; producers, Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing ; writer, Tom Topor ; director of Photography, Ralf Bode ; editors, Jerry Greenberg, O. Nicholas Brown.
Adam's Rib (VHS & DVD)
101 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1949 motion picture.
Summary:
A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse, with the lawyer-husband as the prosecutor.
Credits:
Produced by Lawrence Weingarten; directed by George Cukor; screen play by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin; director of photography, George J. Folsey; film editor, George Boemler; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Advise & Consent (DVD)
138 min.
- Feature Film
Originaly produced in 1962 as a motion picture.
Based on the novel by Allen Drury.
Summary:
Blackmail, suicide and scandal follow the President's appointment of an unpopular Secretary of State, and put the stability of the entire U.S. government at risk in this highly praised political drama.
Credits:
Screenplay by Wendell Mayes; produced & directed by Otto Preminger; director of photography, Sam Leavitt; film editor, Louis R. Loeffler; music by Jerry Fielding; production designer, Lyle Wheeler; set decorator, Eli Benneche; sound, Harold Lewis and William Hamilton; Gene Tierney's clothes designed by Bill Blass.
The Advocate (VHS & DVD)
102 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1993 motion picture.
Summary:
Set in the 15th century, this is the story of a young lawyer-advocate whose quest for the simple life leads him to a position in a small rural village. Instead of the peaceful life, however, he finds more depravity and intrigue than in the city.
Credits:
Producer, David Thompson; director, Leslie Megahey; screenplay, Leslie Megahey.
All the King's Men (DVD)
110 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949.
Based on the book by Robert Penn Warren.
Winner, 1950 Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Actor in a Leading Role--Broderick Crawford, Best Picture--Robert Rossen Productions; 1950 Writer's Guild of America Awards for Best Written American Drama and The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene)--Robert Rossen; 1950 Golden Globe Awards for Most Promising Newcomer-Female and Best Supporting Actress--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Motion Picture Actor--Broderick Crawford, Best Motion Picture Director--Robert Rossen, Best Motion Picture-Drama.
Summary:
This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer.
Credits:
Written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen; director of photography, Burnett Guffey; art director, Sturges Carne; film editor, Al Clark; montages, Donald W. Starling; gowns, Jean Louis; musical score by Louis Gruenberg.
Amistad (DVD)
155 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Hopkins), Best Music, Best Costume Design, and Best Cinematography.
Summary:
Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board a slave ship bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
Credits:
Written by David Franzoni; directed by Steven Spielberg; produced by by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, and Colin Wilson; director of photography, Janusz Kaminski; film editor, Michael Kahn; music, John Williams.
Anatomy of a Murder (VHS & DVD)
161 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1959 motion picture.
Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Traver.
Summary:
A riveting courtroom drama of rape and premeditated murder.
Credits:
Producer and director, Otto Preminger; screenplay, Wendell Mayes; music, Duke Ellington.
The Andersonville Trial (DVD)
141 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced for television in 1970.
Summary:
Explores the moral dilemma of responsibility for the prison camp in Andersonville, Ga., where 14,000 Union soldiers lost their lives during the Civil War.
Credits:
Written by Saul Levitt; produced by Lewis Freedman; directed by George C. Scott.
And Justice For All (VHS & DVD)
120 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1979 motion picture.
Summary:
A young lawyer battles not only one-on-one injustice in the courts, but the whole system as well.
Credits:
Music, David Grusin; screenplay, Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson; executive producer, Joe Wizan; producers, Norman Jewison, Patrick J.Palmer; director, Norman Jewison.

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