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Law Library Movies: Testimony

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Law movies
Advise & Consent (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: This adaptation of Allen Drurey's bestseller examines the U.S. Senate as it is called upon to confirm a controversial nominee for Secretary of State.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Don Murray, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayers, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Paul Ford, Burgess Meredith. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Testimony

Law movies
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  160 min. B&W
Plot: A small-town lawyer defends a jealous young Army officer charged with murdering the man who raped his wife.
Cast: James Stewart, Arthur O'Connell, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Joseph Welch, Orson Bean. Directed by Otto Perminger.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Testimony

Law movies
Bullitt (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: After a witness in his protection is killed, a San Francisco cop seeks the underworld kingpin responsible, culminating in a now-famous car chase.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bissett. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Testimony  Action

Law movies
Mad Men: Season Six (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 611 min. 
Plot: Characters deal with the after effects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever changing social climate in late 1960s New York advertising.
Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka, Robert Morse. Directed by Scott Hornbacher, Jon Hamm, Michael Uppendahl.
Categories:  Testimony  Marital Relations  Accounting

Law movies
Marked Woman (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A hostess' client is murdered, but she won't help the prosecution build the case.
Cast: Bette Davis Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Eduardo Cianelli, Jane Bryan, Rosalind Marquis, Mayo Methot, Allen Jenkens. Directed by Lloyd Bacon.
Categories:  Witness  Testimony  Organized Crime

Law movies
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him.
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood. Directed by George Seaton.
Categories:  Advocacy  Fraud  Testimony

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.