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The Sword and the Balance

Original title
Le glaive et la balance
Year
Running time
131 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
André Cayatte, Henri Jeanson, Charles Spaak
Music
Louiguy
Cinematography
Roger Fellous
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Italy; Franco-Italienne / Gaumont International / Sicilia Cinematografica / Trianon Films / Ultra Film
Genre
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.
Awards
1962: David di Donatello Awards: Best Production
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