Twilight of Honor (1963)

104 mins | Drama | 23 October 1963

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
8 Feb 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
12 Apr 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
1 Mar 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
26 Apr 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
30 Apr 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
3 May 1963
p. 6.
Daily Variety
6 May 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
7 May 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
14 May 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
16 May 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
17 May 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
21 May 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
28 May 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
31 May 1963
p. 2, 3.
Daily Variety
14 Jun 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
21 Jun 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
6 Aug 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
12 Aug 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
20 Aug 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
16 Oct 1963
p. 10.
Daily Variety
29 Apr 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
9 Nov 1965
p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
7 Sep 1962
Section D, p. 11.
Los Angeles Times
29 Nov 1962
Section A, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
27 Feb 1963
Section D, p. 13.
Los Angeles Times
13 Oct 1963
Section B, p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
17 Oct 1963
Section C, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
25 Oct 1963
Section F, p. 14.
New York Times
26 Jul 1961
p. 29.
New York Times
13 Nov 1963
p. 36.
New York Times
14 Nov 1963
p. 39.
New York Times
15 Nov 1963
p. 25.
Variety
21 Feb 1962
p. 4.
Variety
16 Jan 1963
p. 7.
Variety
16 Sep 1963
p. 6.
Variety
16 Oct 1963
p. 43.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Rec supv
Boom op
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Twilight of Honor by Al Dewlen (New York, 1961).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Section 12-24
Release Date:
23 October 1963
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 23 October 1963
New York opening: 13 November 1963
Production Date:
30 April--10 June 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Perlberg-Seaton Productions
Copyright Date:
9 September 1963
Copyright Number:
LP26269
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
104
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Cole Clinton, the leading citizen of Durango, New Mexico, is brutally murdered, and young attorney David Mitchell is appointed by the court to defend suspect Ben Brown. Although he initially believes that Brown is guilty, Mitchell begins to have doubts about the written confession authorities have obtained because it seriously conflicts with the story Brown personally tells; Mitchell's only encouragement, however, comes from retired attorney Art Harper and his daughter, Susan. When the politically ambitious special prosecutor, Norris Bixby, refuses to call several important witnesses, including Brown's voluptuous wife, Laura Mae, Mitchell becomes convinced that his client is being railroaded. With Harper's subtle guidance, Mitchell stumbles upon the truth--that Brown shot Clinton after discovering him in bed with Laura Mae. The prosecution, in trying to protect the dead man's reputation, brings pressure to bear on Mitchell to abandon this line of defense, but the unwritten law dealing with adultery sways the jury to bring in a verdict of "not guilty." Meanwhile, Harper is pleased that his future son-in-law has proven himself to be an honest ... +


Cole Clinton, the leading citizen of Durango, New Mexico, is brutally murdered, and young attorney David Mitchell is appointed by the court to defend suspect Ben Brown. Although he initially believes that Brown is guilty, Mitchell begins to have doubts about the written confession authorities have obtained because it seriously conflicts with the story Brown personally tells; Mitchell's only encouragement, however, comes from retired attorney Art Harper and his daughter, Susan. When the politically ambitious special prosecutor, Norris Bixby, refuses to call several important witnesses, including Brown's voluptuous wife, Laura Mae, Mitchell becomes convinced that his client is being railroaded. With Harper's subtle guidance, Mitchell stumbles upon the truth--that Brown shot Clinton after discovering him in bed with Laura Mae. The prosecution, in trying to protect the dead man's reputation, brings pressure to bear on Mitchell to abandon this line of defense, but the unwritten law dealing with adultery sways the jury to bring in a verdict of "not guilty." Meanwhile, Harper is pleased that his future son-in-law has proven himself to be an honest lawyer. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Legal


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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