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Classic Crime Cinema: Murder on Trial

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CourseGraphic In the Fall Semester of the continuing Classic Crimes Cinema series, the study group watched and discussed 14 films on the subject of homicide. For the Winter Session, we will continue on the same subject by viewing four classic movies about murder trials: Witness For the Prosecution (1959), starring the great Charles Laughton as a British barrister defending an accused killer played by Tyrone Power in his final film; Compulsion (1958) starring Orson Welles as defense counsel for two students accused in a kidnappingmurder case (based on the notorious Leopold-Loeb case in 1920s Chicago); and Anatomy of A Murder (1960) starring James Stewart as a shrewd small town lawyer defending a man accused of killing his wife’s alleged rapist. The fourth film is to be announced. Discussion will follow each movie, not only about the production itself but also about issues and procedures in murder cases. New study group participants are always welcome.

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4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

William McGuffage 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/17/2019 - 2/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map William McGuffage  ClassRoom

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