|The Man Who Wouldn't Talk|
UK 1-sheet poster
|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Edgar Lustgarten|
|Story by||Stanley Jackson|
|Starring|| Anna Neagle |
Zsa Zsa Gabor
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Edited by||Basil Warren|
Herbert Wilcox Productions (as Wilcox-Neagle)
|Distributed by||British Lion Film Corporation (UK)|
|21 January 1958 (UK)|
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TV Guide wrote, "the screenplay was written by writers well versed in litigation, so the courtroom scenes have a strong sense of realism. The performances are convincing, though marred by several characters who don't fit in the plot";while the Radio Times wrote, "courtroom dramas have an intrinsic appeal, and veteran producer/director Herbert Wilcox makes a moderately entertaining film out of this story in which Anthony Quayle's American scientist, accused of murder, refuses to testify in his own defence. Wilcox's wife, Anna Neagle, gives another of her great lady portraits as Britain's leading Queen's Counsel, demonstrating her deductive brilliance in spotting a bullet hole in a witness's window pane and her oratorical skills in a dramatic five-minute courtroom address."
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