Strange People (1933)

64-65 mins | Drama | 15 January 1933

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Jun 33
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
17 Jun 33
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
1 Jul 33
p. 29.
New York Times
17 Jun 33
p. 16.
VarB
10-Mar-33
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Variety
20 Jun 33
p. 46.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 January 1933
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64-65
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Twelve people who served on the jury during a trial that sent a man to prison for murder one year earlier are assembled in a lonely house on a stormy night. The guests have been summoned to the house by the convicted man's attorney, J. E. Burton, who tries to convince them that they had erred in their verdict because they based their decision on circumstantial evidence. In order to convince the former jurors to sign a petition asking the governor to pardon his client, Burton shows them how easy it is to accuse the wrong person of a crime by staging an elaborate murder scheme in which one of the jurors is framed for killing his assistant. After realizing their folly, the jurors agree to sign the petition, and the imprisoned man's freedom is ... +


Twelve people who served on the jury during a trial that sent a man to prison for murder one year earlier are assembled in a lonely house on a stormy night. The guests have been summoned to the house by the convicted man's attorney, J. E. Burton, who tries to convince them that they had erred in their verdict because they based their decision on circumstantial evidence. In order to convince the former jurors to sign a petition asking the governor to pardon his client, Burton shows them how easy it is to accuse the wrong person of a crime by staging an elaborate murder scheme in which one of the jurors is framed for killing his assistant. After realizing their folly, the jurors agree to sign the petition, and the imprisoned man's freedom is secured. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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