Needless to say, the subject of euthanasia was not a popular one among film makers of the forties. But even with the horrors of war still fresh in the minds of moviegoers, Universal bravely tackled it, producing a heart rending story of a solid American family invaded by terminal illness. The real life couple Florence Eldridge and Frederic March are at their best here, perhaps their very best, she as the slowly declining, visibly suffering wife, he as the no-nonsense judge determined to end her pain, even if it means facing conviction in his very own courtroom. The sense of doom is palpable, abetted by the precise camera work of cinematographer Hal Mohr and a moving score by composer Danielle Amfitheatroff. An Act of Murder was directed by Michael Gordon (The Web, Woman in Hiding, The Lady Gambles).
ALL REGIONS DVD - WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!