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Law Library Movies: Wills

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Law movies
Black Widow (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A federal agent uncovers a pattern of murder where a cunning woman marries millionaires, poisons them, and inherits their fortunes before disappearing and resurfacing in search of new victims.
Cast: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson. Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Categories:  Insurance  Wills  Women

Law movies
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. B&W
Plot: Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
Cast: Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Estates  Drama  Wills

Law movies
Nicholas Nickelby (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. B&W
Plot: After his father dies, a young man must save his mother and sister from the grasp of his cold-hearted uncle.
Cast: Derek Bond, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Holloway. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti.
Categories:  Family  Wills  Drama

Law movies
Ratatouille (2007)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young rat who dreams of becoming a great chef finds himself in Paris a restaurant's garbage boy gives him the chance to live his dream.
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole. Directed by Brad Bird.
Categories:  Animation  Wills  Health

Law movies
Station Agent, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A loner inherits a train station and becomes entangled with an artist and a hot dog vendor.
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Paul Benjamin, Jase Blankfort, Paula Garces, Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Thomas McCarthy.
Categories:  Drama  Wills  Property

Law movies
Tichborne Claimant (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  VHS/DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Based on a true story, in the late 19th century, the ninth richest nobleman in England disappears after a South American shipwreck.
Cast: Robert Pugh, John Kani, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Robert Hardy. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Wills  Estates  Foreign

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.