The Sword and the Balance
- Original title
Le glaive et la balance
- Running time
- 131 min.
André Cayatte, Henri Jeanson, Charles Spaak
Co-production France-Italy; Franco-Italienne / Gaumont International / Sicilia Cinematografica / Trianon Films / Ultra Film
Drama | Crime
- Synopsis / Plot
- A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men gives chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never loses sight of the TWO men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, THREE men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. The three men are put on trial, but the jury finds them innocent, because they can not determine which two are guilty. Summary justice is made by a mob when the three men leave the court after their aquittal.
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Production
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