The Paradine Case
The Paradine Case (1948)

In this film, Anna Paradine is on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband. British barrister Anthony Keane takes on the case -- and falls in love with Anna. Only after a series of stunning upsets does Keane realize that he has allowed… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1948
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

With all the skill in presentation for which both gentlemen are famed, David O. Selznick and Alfred Hitchcock have put upon the screen a slick piece of static entertainment.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

the Master's touches continue to shine through, illustrating his impeccable visual sense, his dry humor, and themes that will be far better developed in the following decade

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

This one, like all Hitchcock films, is well worth savoring.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Rebecca, the first collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick, led to a Best Picture Oscar; The Paradine Case, their final film together, led to a rare failure for Hitchcock and a draining of the studio coffers for Selznick.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

This universally despised Hitchcock is actually a pretty good little courtroom drama.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A film even Hitchcock didn't care for.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

It's another fascinating and thought-provoking Hitchcock film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
With all the horror stories that come out of Hollywood about studio interference and troubled productions, it is easy to assume that these phenomena are… More
jay nixon
A Hitchcock misfire. Starts well and certainly has a great cast but bogs down in the middle and never picks back up. Gregory Peck is a fine actor but is just… More
Devon Bott
You'd think a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck would be a home run, but somehow this film about a rich widow on trial for the… More
Aj V
An okay movie, not Hitchcock's best. It has a familiar story, the actors aren't great, and it's got some pretty boring scenes.