Thru Different Eyes

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Thru Different Eyes
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byThomas Z. Loring
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Screenplay by Samuel G. Engel
Starring Frank Craven
Mary Howard
June Walker
Donald Woods
Vivian Blaine
George Holmes
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge
David Raksin
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • June 19, 1942 (1942-06-19)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thru Different Eyes is a 1942 American drama film directed by Thomas Z. Loring and written by Samuel G. Engel. The film stars Frank Craven, Mary Howard, June Walker, Donald Woods, Vivian Blaine and George Holmes. The film was released on June 19, 1942, by 20th Century Fox. [1] [2] [3]


This film should not be confused with the 1929 Fox film Thru Different Eyes, which is sometimes known by alternative titles. [4]


District Attorney Steve Pettijohn relates the details of the murder of Jim Gardener, a banker, to a class of student attorneys. Gardener had refused to give his wife, Constance, a divorce. She and her boyfriend, Ted Farnsworth, tried once more to change his mind when he drew a gun on them. Farnsworth leaves; Constance stays for a short time; later, Gardner is found dead. Both Constance and Farnsworth confess to protect each other. Pettijohn’s niece, Sue, is worried about her missing boyfriend, Harry, who was last seen near the murder site. Harry is found and tells of his fight with an angry Gardner, but he insists he did not fire the fatal shot. Harry’s story is not believed; he is tried and convicted. With time running out, Margie Pettijohn and Sue Boardman suspect everyone and search for and find new clues thus saving Harry and unmasking the real killer.


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